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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

How the future of streaming is increasingly tied to advertising

Fri, Aug 5, 2022 | by Andy Stout

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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Streaming giants flirt with AVOD

Wed, May 18, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: Streaming giants promise AVOD deployments, passwordless sign-in could ease password sharing problems, a fork in the road for video codecs, and more.

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How the EU’s Digital Services Act could reshape the online world

Fri, Apr 29, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: The EU prepares its radical new Digital Services Act, changes in OTT consumption patterns, and Netflix tweaks its UI.

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Heading towards increasingly sustainable streaming

Thu, Apr 7, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: Netflix is on course to reach its sustainable streaming emission targets and is tweaking its ratings system, while viewers seem unlikely to spend as much on streaming as on cable an...

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The rising costs of the Golden Age of Streaming 

Sat, Mar 26, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: The cost of watching all the content produced in the Golden Age of Streaming is rising, Western European OTT still shows growth, Netflix tackles password sharing, and more.

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Half a billion more SVOD subs yet to come

Thu, Feb 24, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: There is plenty of global headroom yet, with 550m SVOD subs to be added in the next 5 years, Netflix breaks its own commissioning records, AWS expands its Local Zones, and more.

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