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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

Why OTT Delivery is Thriving in LATAM

Thu, Feb 21, 2019 | by Andy Stout

As new fiber networks either replace legacy copper or are being laid for the first time, OTT in LATAM looks to be entering a period of rapid and sustained expansion. 

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Topics: LATAM, OTT TV

Future TV Technology on Show at CES

Wed, Jan 16, 2019 | by Andy Stout

From new form factors for cutting edge television sets to the growing ubiquitousness of Voice, entertainment systems for autonomous vehicles, the slow rise of 8K and more, these were the Future TV Technology trends on show at CES 2019.

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Reinventing the Digital Media Supply Chain

Wed, Nov 28, 2018 | by Andy Stout

The growth of cloud-based models in broadcasting means the industry can start to benefit from advances made in manufacturing and start to design a digital media supply chain fit for the 21st century. 

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Topics: OTT Streaming, TV analytics

How Multiscreen TV Has Taken over the World

Thu, Sep 20, 2018 | by Andy Stout

With IBC over for another year, it’s worth taking stock of the TV landscape around us and looking in detail at how the industry is adapting to the new realities of multiscreen TV.

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Topics: multiscreen tv, OTT Streaming

Six Ways to Stop Digital Piracy

Thu, Aug 2, 2018 | by Andy Stout

The figures relating to online digital piracy are never comfortable hearing for operators. But as Olivier Dufour, CEO France, Motorsport Network, puts it: you can either whine or you can act.. 

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Topics: Content Piracy

How Addressable TV Can Boost Your TV Business

Wed, Jul 4, 2018 | by Andy Stout

The promise held out by Addressable TV is an enticing one, but in this post-GDPR world there are complications to its effective deployment.

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Topics: content personalization

Apple Sets its Sights on the STB Market

Fri, Jun 8, 2018 | by Andy Stout

Industry News: After the success of Android in the set-top box market, new updates to Apple TV indicate it is after replacing the STB all together.  

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Topics: Apple TV, sports rights, OTT Streaming

Netflix Viewing Surges and OTT Revenues Climb

Mon, Apr 23, 2018 | by Andy Stout

Industry News: Amazon reveals how many Amazon Prime subscribers it has; a new study from the US highlights the importance of a sound mobile video strategy and US OTT revenues look set to surge impressively. 

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Topics: OTT TV

HEVC vs AV1; Amazon Prime figures and more Industry Analysis 

Tue, Apr 3, 2018 | by Andy Stout

While AV1 is causing excitement, there are barriers to its deployment. Amazon Prime Video’s cost per first stream figures surprise, with differences in how European and US markets consume video, and investments in AR/VR kick into high gear. 

 

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Sports OTT: The Future of Sports Broadcasting?

Tue, Mar 6, 2018 | by Andy Stout

For several years now there have been rumblings that the crown jewels of broadcasting, long held to be live sports rights, are no longer quite what they were. 

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Topics: OTT Streaming

 

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