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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

What Brexit means for European OTT services and broadcast

Thu, Nov 28, 2019 | by Andy Stout

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...

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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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AV1 and the ATSC 3.0 Standard get ready to disrupt the industry

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 | by Andy Stout

After several years in development, key technologies such as AV1 and ATSC 3.0 are nearing their deployment phase and bring the potential for disruptive change as they progress.

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Why OTT Delivery is Thriving in LATAM

Thu, Feb 21, 2019 | by Andy Stout

As new fiber networks either replace legacy copper or are being laid for the first time, OTT in LATAM looks to be entering a period of rapid and sustained expansion. 

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Future TV Technology on Show at CES

Wed, Jan 16, 2019 | by Andy Stout

From new form factors for cutting edge television sets to the growing ubiquitousness of Voice, entertainment systems for autonomous vehicles, the slow rise of 8K and more, these were the Future TV Tec...

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Reinventing the Digital Media Supply Chain

Wed, Nov 28, 2018 | by Andy Stout

The growth of cloud-based models in broadcasting means the industry can start to benefit from advances made in manufacturing and start to design a digital media supply chain fit for the 21st century. 

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