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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

Half a billion more SVOD subs yet to come

Thu, Feb 24, 2022 | by Andy Stout

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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Sky Glass: a bold new move for Pay-TV

Wed, Oct 13, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry Insights: Sky makes a bold new move for broadcasters, will streaming make issues of net neutrality return, and Europe ups its commissioning game.

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IBC positive after NAB cancellation

Thu, Sep 23, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: IBC is looking to ramp up enthusiasm for its show in December, LATAM SVOD viewing will almost double over the next five years, and looking at post-pandemic viewing patterns.

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How to fully engage your audience to have a streaming hit

Mon, Sep 6, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Genuine tentpole titles are few and far between, but understanding and then fully engaging your audience is one way of tipping the odds in your favour.

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Are tiers the key to AVOD success?

Wed, Aug 18, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insight: Research seems to indicate consumers value tiered options the most when it comes to AVOD, why we need to measure people not houses, and the debut of live object-based audio.

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