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Patrick Courtney

Chief Business Officer
Fuse Media

Picture of Patrick CourtneyAs Chief Business Officer for Latino-owned Fuse Media, Patrick Courtney oversees strategy and operations of the company's subscription service Fuse+, mobile & CTV apps, YouTube and social media, as well as its DEI-focused suite of free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) brands - Shades of Black, Latino Vibes, OutTV Proud, El Rey Network, Backstage, Backstage en Español, and Somos Novelas. Under Courtney's leadership, Fuse was one of the first cable brands to enter the FAST space in 2018. The company has since secured its position as a leader in the category with its channels distributed across all the major platforms and minutes watched doubling year over year.

Courtney also oversees Fuse Media's international efforts, including the launch of its FAST channels in Europe, Canada, and a Spanish-language version of Backstage in Mexico; the distribution of its subscription service Fuse+ in India, content licensing deals with MTN, LingoPie and Telkom SA; and the launch of the flagship pay TV Fuse channel in South Africa.

He has also been instrumental in expanding Fuse Media's reach across the industry. Most recently, Fuse Media announced the premiere of Shades of Black on Google TV, as well as the addition of Fuse+ to Roku's Premium Subscriptions lineup and Amazon's Prime Video Channels, marking the first major US platforms to sell the subscription streaming service in their premium environments. Courtney also spearheaded a blockhain partnership launching a sold-out series of digital collectibles to promote the premiere of a new original.  The drop bridged physical and digital with a subscription to Fuse's streaming service Fuse+, a first of its kind in the digital collectibles space. 

Prior to joining Fuse Media, Courtney served as SVP programming and marketing strategy for the digital comedy network Above Average (founded by Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video) where he had oversight of programming, audience development, distribution, and marketing programs. Previously he served as VP of client services at Affinitive leading digital marketing campaigns for General Motors, Kia, Ubisoft, JetBlue and Random House. He also led Forbes' audience development team and was responsible for the growth of its video network.  Courtney began his career at Special Ops Media (acquired by DigitasLBi), managing online marketing and publicity for Universal Studios Home Entertainment.


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