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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

Video Piracy Laws and What Needs to Change

Thu, May 7, 2020 | by Andy Stout

The Growing Importance of Aggregation in OTT

Mon, Apr 6, 2020 | by Andy Stout

One of the key trends in mature OTT markets is the ability to offer ‘rival’ content as aggregation in OTT becomes not just mainstream but expected.

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Coronavirus and the broadcast industry: the latest updates

Thu, Mar 12, 2020 | by Andy Stout

The ongoing and rapidly moving situation with the coronavirus outbreak is having a huge impact on the broadcast industry. It might be changing it permanently in some ways too.

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The future of television and more on show at CES 2020

Tue, Jan 28, 2020 | by Andy Stout

From the TV sets of the future to the continued importance of content, these were our top takeaways from CES 2020.

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What Brexit means for European OTT services and broadcast

Thu, Nov 28, 2019 | by Andy Stout

Brexit, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, has plunged the country and a good proportion of European OTT services into a three-year long crisis that is not over yet.

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Digital Lifestyles in 2019

Fri, Oct 4, 2019 | by Andy Stout

What do wider consumer behaviours and attitudes to digital technology tell us about the way viewers are treating streaming video and OTT services? Quite a lot it happens…

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Object-based Media: All You Need to Know

Wed, Sep 25, 2019 | by Andy Stout

A whole new era of personalisation is promised by object-based media. Here’s a quick introduction to the technology and where we are with it.

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The Importance and the Promise of Real-time Watermarking

Tue, Aug 27, 2019 | by Andy Stout

Dynamic realtime watermarking is an important weapon in the new front against video piracy. We spoke to Gaëtan Le Guelvouit, from VO’s latest industry partner b<>com, about the solution they are joint...

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Why UX Design Comes Before UI for TV

Thu, Aug 1, 2019 | by Andy Stout

We read a lot about the importance of the User Interface in OTT, but the key to success is a UX design that facilitates it in the first place.

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