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CBS Streaming Cronkite funeral; CBSNews.com has exclusive right to record the memorial service of its esteemed former anchor at 2 p.m. ET today. (stream here) Arqiva to Acquire Project Kangaroo Assets; infrastructure company intends to launch a new video-on-demand service in the UK using platform from […]

CBS Streaming Cronkite funeral; CBSNews.com has exclusive right to record the memorial service of its esteemed former anchor at 2 p.m. ET today. (stream here)


Arqiva to Acquire Project Kangaroo Assets
; infrastructure company intends to launch a new video-on-demand service in the UK using platform from abandoned video site. (release)

REX – Full Pilot Episode from The REX Team on Vimeo.

Indie Pilot Starring Paris Hilton, Simon Rex Posted Online; Rex looking to build web fan base amidst pitches to networks. (Tubefilter)

Truveo Not a Top Priority for AOL; though new CEO Tim Armstrong wanted the video search site to be one of the company’s top five focuses. (New York Times)

True Blood Brings in HBO Video Viewers; campaign around second season premiere drew video streams up 299 percent, to 6.4 million in June, according to Nielsen. (Nielsen Wire)

Home Wireless Networks Aren’t Yet Ready for Video; service providers still want wired networks, though Broadcom is working on a better chip. (GigaOM)

Watchers OK With Disabling Fast-Forward on VOD; even with full commercial load Cox finds people like convenience of day-after-airing programs. (MediaPost)

The Problem(s) With Measuring Online Video; eMarketer surveys the experts. (eMarketer)

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  1. Hands On with Seesaw: A First Look at the U.K.’s Hulu Wannabe Saturday, February 27, 2010

    [...] Seesaw’s unlaunched predecessor, Project Kangaroo, was jointly funded by the BBC and its competitors ITV and Channel4, which announced the cooperation in late 2007. Commercial competitors didn’t quite like the idea of three public broadcasters joining forces, so they asked U.K. regulators to step in. The U.K.’s Competition Commission sided with the complaint and banned Kangaroo from jumping launching for five years. Rather than waiting it out, Kangaroo’s funders decided to sell, and British telco infrastructure provider Arqiva stepped in to buy Kangaroo’s assets. [...]

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