News

Fetch TV announces new CEO, as Scott Lorson steps down

Fetch TV has appointed Dominic Arena as the new CEO, as Scott Lorson steps away from the role after 15 years.

Arena is currently a non-executive director of Fetch TV, a role he has held since 2022, and will take on the CEO role from the new financial year, while Lorson will remain at Fetch in an advisory role until January 2025.

“Scott has done an outstanding job building Fetch into the thriving business that it is today,” said Kim Krogh Andersen, chair of Fetch TV.

Scott Lorson

“His stewardship has been instrumental in establishing Fetch’s strong market position, ready for future expansion. I’ve enjoyed working with him and want to thank him for the fantastic job he’s done leading the team, particularly over the past two years, as we added Telstra as a channel for Fetch and migrated Telstra TV customers to the platform.”

Lorson said of his time at Fetch: “In 2009, I joined a small team that set out to disrupt the Australian media landscape by introducing a world class content aggregation platform, forming true content and distribution partnerships, and providing exceptional customer value.

“In the subsequent 15 years, Fetch has achieved tremendous success owing to the unwavering commitment of shareholders, the efforts of an amazingly talented team, the strong support of our distribution and content partners, and the loyalty of our passionate customers.

“Now, two years on from the commencement of the Telstra partnership, Fetch continues to invest, innovate, and disrupt. The business has entered a period of unprecedented subscriber growth and has cemented its position as a leader in the aggregation market.

“I am fortunate to have a clear and talented successor in Dominic and, after an orderly transition, it is the right time for me to step down as CEO.

“I look forward to supporting Dominic, and am excited about the future of Fetch under his leadership. I’d like to pass on my sincere thanks to the Fetch Founder Simon Cathcart, the Fetch Chairman Kim Andersen, and to the entire Fetch team for their amazing support. It has been a wonderful journey and the honour of a lifetime.”

Dominic Arena

Arena said of his new role: “I am excited to lead Fetch into its next phase of investment and growth. The business is in an excellent position thanks to Scott’s leadership, and I look forward to Fetch bringing new and localised entertainment and lifestyle options to our customers, making it easier and more affordable to discover, enjoy and engage with the content they love.

“We’ll remain focused on delivering great home-grown products, exceptional experiences and continuing to work with all of our valued partners and customers.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Get the latest media and marketing industry news (and views) direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the free Mumbrella newsletter now.

 

SUBSCRIBE

Sign up to our free daily update to get the latest in media and marketing.