Vid-Biz: Eun, Kangaroo, Viralheat

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Q&A With Google’s David Eun; one of the key guys tasked with making YouTube profitable says, “I know that we’re monetizing more than anyone else is making, and I know that our costs are significantly lower than what anyone else is serving up and hosting.” (paidContent)

Trio of UK Broadcasters Barred from Kangaroo-Type VOD Ventures; government drafts rules that prohibit BBC, ITV and Channel 4 from participating in activities that would restrict competition. (ITVT)

Viralheat Gets into the Buzz Tracking Game; service scans nearly 30 sites like YouTube, Hulu and Vimeo to track the mentions of people and companies. (TechCrunch)

NPD Group: People Renting Digital Movies, Not Buying; research firm says 3 percent of consumers surveyed said they bought a permanent movie download, but 7 percent said they rented. (VideoBusiness)

New TV Remotes on the Way; simpler remote controls geared towards sifting through more data are on the way, though surprisingly Comcast users said they would prefer their standard 53 button-er. (Multichannel News)

Buy and Download Movies to the iPhone? Little is known about the service, but early indications point to coming enablement of the purchase of video content via iTunes on the device. (The Apple Blog)

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