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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

Streaming giants flirt with AVOD

Wed, May 18, 2022 | by Andy Stout

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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How choosing the right content is more important than ever

Tue, Jan 25, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: There are definite winners and losers when it comes to content genres, US investment increases in Europe, and there are big differences in generational viewing patterns.

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CES 2022 reveals the latest consumer industry trends

Thu, Jan 6, 2022 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: CES 2022 took place under the shadow of Omicron in Las Vegas, Marvel took the unwanted Most Pirated in 2021 Award, and the global Box Office starts to recover.

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SVOD content spending now over $50bn

Tue, Dec 14, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry Insights: Spending on SVOD content is both greater and more international than ever, Netflix launches Tudum, and proof that Die Hard is a Christmas movie.

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Netflix pushes the technology envelope

Thu, Nov 18, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: With the further rollout of the AV1 codec and the introduction of games, Netflix just keeps on innovating. Elsewhere, SVOD numbers rise and emotional decisions regarding streamers a...

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