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217 Years to Women’s Equality? Not on Viacom’s Watch

The World Economic Forum is concerned that, if nothing changes, full global gender parity is likely 217 years away. Viacom thinks that we should start closing that gap today. Today, March 8, is a good day for it: it’s International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual celebration of change-makers fighting for gender equality. Viacom, along with […]

Comedian Tiffany Haddish to Host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards

The MTV Movie & TV Awards continue to forge a path of diversity, inclusion and all-around awesomeness. Last year, the network tentpole revamped its award parameters, doing away with gendered categories and doling out buckets of golden popcorn to those who helped produce the best of film, television and digital media. This year, Girls Trip […]

MTV Rides Longest Ratings Growth Streak in 18 Years as Fans Await Even More “Shore”

MTV’s ratings continue to grow at a torrid pace behind a programming resurgence that has revived beloved franchises and ignited new ones. As the net celebrates nine consecutive months of year-over-year primetime ratings growth – its longest streak in 18 years – MTV is keeping the programming fires stoked by announcing that the forthcoming Jersey Shore […]

Viacom Announces First Quarter 2018 Results, Accelerates Transformation Efforts

Viacom released its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 this morning, underscoring the significant progress being made to transform its business amid rapid industry change. Aggressive moves to expand next-generation platforms and solutions, initiatives to grow beyond TV and film, the launch of a premium content network, strengthened relationships with distribution partners, […]

Apple Names MTV Play App, Built with Viacom’s Play Plex Mobile Platform, One of Best of 2017

Apple named the MTV Play product to its Best Developers category on its App Store Best of 2017 list. The app, built on Viacom’s proprietary Play Plex platform, underscores the company’s engineering expertise and acts as a case study of its ability to create widely adaptable solutions that allow its brands to quickly deploy their […]

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UK parliament asks Zuckerberg to testify in data misuse case

LONDON (AP) — A British parliamentary committee on Tuesday summoned Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer questions on fake news as authorities step up efforts to determine whether data has been improperly used to influence elections.The request comes amid reports that a U.K.-based company allegedly used Facebook data to help Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

ICC: Philippines withdrawal won't affect preliminary probe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Philippines' decision to leave the International Criminal Court will not derail an on-going preliminary probe into possible crimes committed during Manila's war on drugs, the court said Tuesday in its first reaction to the Asian nation's withdrawal.Last month, ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, opened a preliminary examination into a complaint by a Filipino lawyer of suspected extrajudicial killings during President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign, which could amount to crimes against humanity.In response, Duterte announced last week he was withdrawing the Philippine ratification of the Rome Statute, the treaty which created the ICC. Such a withdrawal comes into effect after a year.Although the Philippine Senate ratified the Rome Statute, Duterte said the treaty was never enforced in the country because it was not published in the government journal as required by law.On Tuesday, Duterte said in Manila he would question the authority of anybody who would travel to the Philippines to investigate in connection with the probe under the ICC."What's your power ...

SandRidge rejects Midstates offer, evaluates other options

By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.comSandRidge Energy Inc. directors on Monday rejected a takeover proposal by Tulsa-based Midstates Petroleum Co., but said they are considering other offers.The Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas producer said the rejection was based largely on "significantly differing opinions" of Midstates' reserves and the number of economically viable drilling locations at current oil and natural gas prices.

Western Conference Playoff Snapshot: March 20

By Brett DawsonToday's look at the NBA's Western Conference playoff picture: PLAYOFF TEAMSTeamRecordGames behind1.

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