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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

6 Ways to Stop Digital Piracy

Mon, Aug 2, 2021 | by Andy Stout

How the media entertainment industry is rebounding strongly

Wed, Jul 21, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insights: A strong recovery after Covid-19, how interest in watch parties is surging in younger audiences, and what Black Widow means for the future of movies.

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Why you need to protect yourself against ransomware

Tue, Jul 13, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Updated: Although the TV industry discussion about cybercrimes usually relates to video piracy, recent events involving ransomware show that is not where the danger ends.

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What happens to television when the internet breaks?

Fri, Jul 2, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insight: How broadcasters and operators can guard against another major internet outage, and how connected TV, cord cutting, and SVOD stacking are all on the rise.

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Going back to Barcelona: MWC 2021 preview

Fri, Jun 25, 2021 | by Andy Stout

MWC 2021 takes place in Barcelona next week. As the industry returns from Covid, what can visitors expect? Our MWC 2021 preview looks at the event.

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How the battle against video piracy in APAC continues

Wed, Jun 16, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insight: The latest data from APAC highlights contrasting fortunes in the fight against video piracy, SVOD churn is on the rise, and Apple trails watch parties in iOS15.

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Mobile video sees huge growth

Fri, Jun 4, 2021 | by Andy Stout

Industry insight: The easing of lockdown measures is not impacting the growth of mobile video, while Pay-TV shows fragmentation, content shows consolidation, and IBC2021 shifts to December.

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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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