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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

Opportunities build for bundles and FAST services

Wed, Jun 19, 2024 | by Andy Stout

Series Mania highlights the importance of recommendations and more

Tue, Apr 2, 2024 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: The volume of content and the role of AI in creating it was on the agenda at Series Mania, while sports may be key to streaming war success, and CTV ad spend is on the rise.

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Why OpenAI’s Sora is not ready for prime time just yet

Fri, Feb 23, 2024 | by Andy Stout

Industry Insights: Open AI’s generative AI video generator is not ready for use just yet, what we will see at MWC 2024, and super aggregation is one of the themes for 2024.

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Netflix ends 2023 on a high, while the age of Peak TV may be over

Thu, Jan 25, 2024 | by Andy Stout

Industry Insights: Netflix delivered excellent results to end 2023 and now has 260.8 million subscribers, the US commissions at the heart of the Peak TV metric fell 24% last year, and there is streami...

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The 4 key takeaways you need to know from CES 2024

Wed, Jan 17, 2024 | by Andy Stout

Even though it’s primarily a consumer-oriented show, CES 2024 in Las Vegas is hugely influential and helps set the agenda for the year. This is what you need to know from the show floor.

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The SAG-AFTRA strike is over! What comes next?

Wed, Nov 15, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: What happens now the SAG-AFTRA strike is over, there are significant differences between streaming services when it comes to viewer retention, and some of the trends underpinning st...

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How AVOD can save consumers money and boost ARPU for operators

Wed, Nov 1, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: AVOD is increasingly seen as a win-win, as it both saves consumers money and potentially increases streaming ARPU as ad revenues rise.

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Why you need to protect yourself against ransomware

Sun, Oct 22, 2023 | by Andy Stout

This Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it's worth remembering that while TV industry discussion about cybercrimes usually relates to video piracy, the increasing sophistication of ransomware attacks show...

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TV Advertising leads growth in global streaming to 2029

Thu, Oct 5, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: All aspects of streaming and OTT will grow over the next six years, but ad-supported services will increase dramatically faster.

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