Vid-Biz: Cronkite, Kangaroo, Rex

CBS Streaming Cronkite funeral; 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)