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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

IBC positive after NAB cancellation

Thu, Sep 23, 2021 | by Andy Stout

How to fully engage your audience to have a streaming hit

Mon, Sep 6, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Genuine tentpole titles are few and far between, but understanding and then fully engaging your audience is one way of tipping the odds in your favour.

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Are tiers the key to AVOD success?

Wed, Aug 18, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insight: Research seems to indicate consumers value tiered options the most when it comes to AVOD, why we need to measure people not houses, and the debut of live object-based audio.

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10 things we learned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tue, Aug 10, 2021 | by Andy Stout

The fact that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics happened at all is a minor miracle, never mind that it ended up being such a success. Here are 10 things we learned.

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How the media entertainment industry is rebounding strongly

Wed, Jul 21, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: A strong recovery after Covid-19, how interest in watch parties is surging in younger audiences, and what Black Widow means for the future of movies.

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Why you need to protect yourself against ransomware

Tue, Jul 13, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Updated: Although the TV industry discussion about cybercrimes usually relates to video piracy, recent events involving ransomware show that is not where the danger ends.

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What happens to television when the internet breaks?

Fri, Jul 2, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insight: How broadcasters and operators can guard against another major internet outage, and how connected TV, cord cutting, and SVOD stacking are all on the rise.

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Going back to Barcelona: MWC 2021 preview

Fri, Jun 25, 2021 | by Andy Stout

MWC 2021 takes place in Barcelona next week. As the industry returns from Covid, what can visitors expect? Our MWC 2021 preview looks at the event.

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How the battle against video piracy in APAC continues

Wed, Jun 16, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insight: The latest data from APAC highlights contrasting fortunes in the fight against video piracy, SVOD churn is on the rise, and Apple trails watch parties in iOS15.

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