Lebanon and the Arab world lost a Media Guru, the Godfather of Media, the establisher of todays Media in all it meaning Antoine Choueiry. Mr. Choueiry passed away at the age of 69 on Tuesday following a long battle with illness. The Media Mogul died in the intensive care unit of Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, where he was admitted 20 days ago.
His achievements can not be counted, he moved media to a new level in Lebanon and the Arab world.
His interest in sports as the President of the Sagesse’s basketball team for years, during which Lebanon won the Asian and Arab championships, was a move of the Lebanese Sports to International levels.
Choueiry developed the media landscape in the Middle East and represented major names in the local industry, including MBC Group, Lebanon’s LBC Sat, the Al Jazeera network, the daily newspaper Al Hayat based in London, the UAE’s Dubai Media Inc and Lebanese publications Al Nahar and Al Safir.
Choueiry was considered one of the most influential figures in the Arab world.
Under the guidance of Antoine Choueiry, the Group now operates in 11 markets and consists of 14 subsidiaries. The Group is involved in managing and marketing the advertising space of more than 30 TV and radio stations, print title and billboard signs in the GCC.
BeirutNightLife offers its condolences to the Choueiry’s family and relatives; may his soul rest in peace.