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Andy Stout

Andy Stout is a broadcast and technology journalist, who, over longer than he cares to think about, has written for most of the major publications in the industry. He is fascinated by technology and its evolving impact on society, and enjoys bringing an eclectic viewpoint to the Viaccess-Orca blog. He was awarded a First Class BSc from the Open University and lives with his family in Northern Ireland.

Recent Posts

Sports streaming to help drive increased AVOD spending

Fri, Nov 25, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Social media platforms start to face headwinds

Wed, Nov 9, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: As Netflix Basic With Ads launches, some of the biggest social media platforms, a key component of any operator's online strategy, are facing turbulent times.

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Netflix climbs aboard ads and audience measurement train

Wed, Oct 19, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry Insights: All the details of Netflix’s new AVOD offering which launches November 3, as well as the streamer’s first official audience measurement figures, the rise of connected-cars, and the ...

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Streaming giants dominate the Emmys - again!

Fri, Sep 30, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: Streaming services have yet more success at the Emmys while Sky ditches the satellite and pivots to OTT.

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How the global growth of SVOD continues

Wed, Sep 21, 2022 | by Andy Stout

The latest round of analysis and predictions from Digital TV Research shows SVOD still surging forward with a predicted 39% growth over the next five years.

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How the future of streaming is increasingly tied to advertising

Fri, Aug 5, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: FAST services are growing more rapidly than any other type of streaming, linear TV remains in slow decline while TikTok surges, and Amazon targets Southeast Asia.

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New patterns emerge in SVOD subscribers' game of musical chairs

Fri, Jul 22, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: Analysis reveals the destinations most favoured by SVOD switchers as service-stacking reaches an all-time high and there’s a new focus on streaming in Central & Eastern Europe.

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Global SVOD subscriptions to pass 2 billion barrier

Tue, Jul 5, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: Global SVOD and pay-TV subs combined will pass the 3 billion mark in 2027, with SVOD the main engine of growth even as subscribers become more price sensitive.

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Streaming continues to set impressive new records

Fri, Jun 17, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insight: Three interlinked stories showcase the records smashed by high-profile titles, how series renewals are on the rise, and how local content quotas are being met in Europe.

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