Report: Second screen enhances TV experience; DailyMotion woos original content creators with new funding options

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> A new report from Nielsen underscores what network television researchers have been preaching for more than a year: that "second screen viewing" appears to augment the TV viewing experience rather than steal away viewers. Article

> Video portal DailyMotion is hoping to woo more original content creators to its platform, by offering them the chance to raise funds directly through the site. Article

> AOL has launched AOL On, a platform of the company's complete video offerings and a video hub for consumers that offers video across 14 content channels, including food, business, entertainment, style, tech, travel and health. Article

> Hulu, which attracted 31 million unique users in March under a free-for-all model, is taking its first steps to change to a model where viewers will have to prove they're a pay-TV customer to watch their favorite shows, the New York Post reports. Article

> ESPN this week will introduce ESPNFC, a new multi-language and multi-country brand for soccer fans around the world across TV, radio, print, online, print and mobile. Article

> owners Walt Disney, Comcast and News Corp. are close to buying out Providence Equity Partners Inc.'s stake, at a price valuing the company at about $2 billion, said two people with knowledge of the matter. Article

> Verizon saw strong FiOS growth in the first quarter of 2012, and should continue to add subscribers through the year, a market report projected. Article

And finally... Two allegedly drunken grandparents were arrested for using their vehicle to pull their 7-year-old granddaughter in a toy car, deputies said. Article

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