Scott Lorson steps down as Fetch TV CEO after 15 years

By AdNews | 12 June 2024
Scott Lorson.

Scott Lorson is stepping down as CEO of subscription television service Fetch TV after 15 years.

Dominic Arena, currently a director of Fetch TV, will become CEO role from July 1.

Lorsen will remain at Fetch as an adviser until January 2025.

He brings close to 30 years’ industry experience to the role, most recently as an executive director with Telstra and formerly as chief strategy and marketing officer of pan-Asian telecom, media and technology operator Axiata Group.

Arena said the business is in an excellent position thanks to Lorson's leadership and he looks forward to Fetch bringing new and localised entertainment and lifestyle options to its customers.

"We’ll remain focused on delivering great home-grown products, excepKonal experiences and conKnuing to work with all of our valued partners and customers," he said.

Lorson said in 2009, he 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," he said.

"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.”


Fetch TV recently extended its channel partnerships with the likes of BBC Studios, ESPN, Paramount and Warner Bros Discovery, while also working with Kargo to drive sales of premium video advertising inventory on the Fetch platform.

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