Vid-Biz: Apple, Stream5, Silverlight

Apple TV Won’t Be Your Cable Box; Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer says adding cable tuning to its set-top box “just doesn’t fit Apple’s business.” (Business Insider)
Stream5 Raises Funds; Munich-based online video company gets “seven-figure sum” from new investors KfW and angel Klaud Wecken and existing funders DuMont Ventures and Tiburon Partners. (peHUB)
Microsoft Officially Launches Live Smooth HTTP Streaming; also previews offline digital rights management in Silverlight 4 at IBC in Amsterdam today. (release) Signs Mediaite; service will collect videos based on keywords for the media news site and its sister pub (TechCrunch)
Rob Zombie’s Movie Goes VOD Before Theatrical; Starz Media to debut The Haunted World of El Superbeasto on pay TV VOD platforms on Sept.7, a week before the film’s release in theaters. (Multichannel News)
Cable Cos Lose Bid to Get Satellite Tax in California; the rush to get the 5 percent tax instituted ran out of time, will get postponed at least until next year. (The LA Times)
More than 99 Percent of U.S. Homes Able to Receive DTV; at the end of August, only 710,000 homes could not receive digital signals. (Nielsen)