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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

Mobile video sees huge growth

Fri, Jun 4, 2021 | by Andy Stout

How the law can help to combat the Covid boost to video piracy

Sun, May 16, 2021 | by Andy Stout

From the impact of Covid-19 to greater awareness of security issues and making site-blocking more effective, VO’s Christine Maury Panis on anti-piracy efforts in 2021.

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Service stacking numbers continue to rise

Wed, May 12, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insight: Analysis shows that service stacking continues to rise, paving the way for future aggregation, while SVOD targets the 35+ demographic and a new TV industry survey shows optimism.

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Becoming social: how watch parties have flourished during the pandemic

Tue, Apr 27, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry Insight: Once requiring the ability to hack together a DIY solution, new software is helping the watch party go mainstream.

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AVOD revenues now exceeding SVOD in key territories

Wed, Apr 7, 2021 | by Andy Stout

AVOD continues to expand successfully, eclipsing SVOD revenues in APAC and the US, while password sharing is highlighted once more and copyright causes controversy.

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OTT streaming services and the problem of password sharing

Fri, Mar 26, 2021 | by Andy Stout

The problem of password sharing has grown over the past few years and is costing the industry tens of billions. It is time to do something about it. [updated]

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Do we need different age-based user experiences?

Thu, Mar 4, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: Should we be offering older viewers their own individualized profiles, the BBC brings BBC3 back to linear TV, Disney+ and Netflix expand in APAC, and more.

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How aggregation is helping drive OTT subscriber numbers

Wed, Feb 10, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry Insights: New research shows that there is still plenty of headroom for OTT growth even in saturated markets, while we now have a better understanding of the composition of European OTT conte...

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How video QoE can impact your profits

Sun, Jan 31, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Video QoE is of vital importance to operators and not prioritizing video quality can rob them of  both revenue and viewers. [Updated]

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