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Andy Stout

Andy Stout is a broadcast and technology journalist, who, over the course of a quarter of a century, 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. Something of a late bloomer, he was awarded a First Class BSc from the Open University in his early 40s. He lives and dreams of faster broadband in the middle of the English countryside.

Recent Posts

Coronavirus and the broadcast industry: the latest updates

Thu, Mar 12, 2020 | by Andy Stout

The future of television and more on show at CES 2020

Tue, Jan 28, 2020 | by Andy Stout

From the TV sets of the future to the continued importance of content, these were our top takeaways from CES 2020.

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What Brexit means for European OTT services and broadcast

Thu, Nov 28, 2019 | by Andy Stout

Brexit, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, has plunged the country and a good proportion of European OTT services into a three-year long crisis that is not over yet.

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Digital Lifestyles in 2019

Fri, Oct 4, 2019 | by Andy Stout

What do wider consumer behaviours and attitudes to digital technology tell us about the way viewers are treating streaming video and OTT services? Quite a lot it happens…

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Object-based Media: All You Need to Know

Wed, Sep 25, 2019 | by Andy Stout

A whole new era of personalisation is promised by object-based media. Here’s a quick introduction to the technology and where we are with it.

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The Importance and the Promise of Real-time Watermarking

Tue, Aug 27, 2019 | by Andy Stout

Dynamic realtime watermarking is an important weapon in the new front against video piracy. We spoke to Gaëtan Le Guelvouit, from VO’s latest industry partner b<>com, about the solution they are joint...

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Why UX Design Comes Before UI for TV

Thu, Aug 1, 2019 | by Andy Stout

We read a lot about the importance of the User Interface in OTT, but the key to success is a UX design that facilitates it in the first place.

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The bottom line on why Video QoE matters

Tue, Jul 2, 2019 | by Andy Stout

Video QoE is of vital importance to operators and not recognizing this — and budgeting to ensure it is maintained — can cost them both revenue and viewers.

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AV1 and the ATSC 3.0 Standard get ready to disrupt the industry

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 | by Andy Stout

After several years in development, key technologies such as AV1 and ATSC 3.0 are nearing their deployment phase and bring potential for disruptive change as they progress.

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