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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

Password crackdown a continuing success story for Netflix

Thu, Aug 31, 2023 | by Andy Stout

The importance of ads to successful streaming services

Thu, Aug 3, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: Advertising is an increasingly important component of the streaming ecosystem, with addressable ads in particular now used by 73% of marketers.

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Keeping the content flowing: How to survive the Hollywood strikes

Thu, Jul 20, 2023 | by Andy Stout

The writers’ and actors’ strikes in the US promise to disrupt the flow of new content worldwide. But there are actions operators can take to mitigate the impact.

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How pirates make most of their money from advertising

Wed, Jun 21, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: The role of advertising in video piracy incomes; 5G services increasingly bundle video; WBD looks to license content to Netflix; and Sky adds Sky Live video camera to hardware lineu...

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Popular Android TV boxes are being sold with malware payloads

Thu, May 25, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: The threat of malware continues to affect the industry with research showing that popular Android TV boxes ship pre-infected with malware payloads, while new European rules may affe...

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FASTer than ever: FAST takes off at increasing speed in the US

Thu, Apr 13, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: FAST gains yet more ground in the US, Netflix’s crack down on password sharing could yield billions when it reaches the same country, and HBO Max and Discovery+ merger plans confirm...

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US video service stacking now higher than ever

Fri, Mar 17, 2023 | by Andy Stout

Industry Insights: The number of video services used per household in the US reaches its highest number ever, while viewers struggle to differentiate between many services and the environmental impact...

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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.

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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.

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