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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

Billions of potential SVOD subscribers still to be signed up

Wed, Aug 19, 2020 | by Andy Stout

SVOD figures show robust growth while Peacock flies

Wed, Aug 5, 2020 | by Andy Stout

Industry insight: The underlying health of SVOD is highlighted in recent research, while Peacock performs strongly on launch and could we be seeing the resurgence of VR?

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5G to become preferred means of content distribution?

Tue, Jul 21, 2020 | by Andy Stout

Industry Insight: Broadcasters are anticipating 5G to make rapid inroads into the market, while Netflix looks to the User Experience and the Codec Wars are getting messy.

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Is this the return of water cooler TV?

Thu, Jul 9, 2020 | by Andy Stout

Industry Insights: Watch parties are putting the social back into socially distanced viewing, while the successor to HEVC, H.266, is finalised and Covid-19 churn rates spike.

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5 Minutes with Philippe Leonetti

Mon, Jun 29, 2020 | by Andy Stout

VO’s new CEO, Philippe Leonetti, on his time with Orange, the role of innovation, the power of DevOps, and the future direction of the company.

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Industry Insights: One billion streamers and the potential of 5G

Wed, Jun 17, 2020 | by Andy Stout

There will soon be one billion people streaming video services. Meanwhile a new EBU report highlights the potential of 5G and the PlayStation 5 raises the bar.

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Industry Insight: AVOD growth continues while Google bets on Android TV

Wed, Jun 10, 2020 | by Andy Stout

The future of AVOD is looking rosy after the Covid-19 pandemic, while Google gets serious about Android TV again and HBO Max has a troubled entry into the streaming wars.

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Video Piracy Laws and What Needs to Change

Thu, May 7, 2020 | by Andy Stout

Christine Maury Panis, VO’s EVP, General Counsel and Public Affairs, on piracy in 2020, the impact of Covid-19, and how video piracy laws need to evolve.

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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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