Filter blogs by:

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

US video service stacking now higher than ever

Fri, Mar 17, 2023 | by Andy Stout

How 5G uptake helps drive revenue growth

Fri, Feb 10, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: 5G adoption increases revenue for mobile operators, the DPP sets its mood music for the year, and AV1 adoption accelerates.

Read More

Netflix has a strong finish to 2022

Fri, Jan 20, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: Netflix comfortably beat subscriber expectations, while password sharing crackdowns look to be promising.

Read More

Major streaming players slow down content spending

Fri, Jan 6, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: Growth in spending on content is slowing for 2023 but SVOD figures are still substantially ahead of the rest of the industry.

Read More

Amazon Prime Video is now the top streaming service in the US

Fri, Dec 9, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: Amazon overtakes Netflix in its home market while nearly two thirds of all US streaming commissions are built on pre-existing material, and OTT revenues are set for continual growth...

Read More

Sports streaming to help drive increased AVOD spending

Fri, Nov 25, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: The growth of sports streaming is going to have an important effect on the US TV ad market, while AVOD looks set for rapid growth worldwide.

Read More

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.

Read More

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 ...

Read More

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.

Read More