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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

5G to become preferred means of content distribution?

Tue, Jul 21, 2020 | by Andy Stout

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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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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