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Viacom’s Q3 2018 Earnings Demonstrate Turnaround, Evolution Into Global Multi-Platform Entertainment Company

Viacom released its third quarter 2018 financial results today, articulating progress on its turnaround and detailing Viacom’s evolution beyond its linear roots and into a global multiplatform company. “Viacom produced another quarter of strong progress, with clear evidence that our turnaround is delivering results and that our evolution into a truly global, multiplatform, brand- and […]

Three New Seasons of MTV Shuga to Promote Sexual Health in Africa

The MTV drama series Shuga is hoping to help millions of young viewers protect themselves from HIV with three new seasons of the show airing across southern Africa and Francophone west Africa. Unitaid, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation, and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine will contribute storylines on HIV self-testing, preventive drugs […]

Viacom Activates Powerful Studio Model Growth Driver As MTV, Nick Move Into Third-Party Production

Pinky Malinky is an upbeat teenager who has a lot in common with his peers: he posts rabidly on social media, he hangs out nonstop with his two best pals, and he constantly must navigate the social pressures of school and life. But there’s one very important thing that will make Pinky unique among Nickelodeon […]

Ratings and Viewership Jump Double-Digits for MTV Movie & TV Awards

Ratings and viewership soared for this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards, as the network strategically shifted the air date to a June Monday and commissioned the red-hot Tiffany Haddish as host. Across 10 Viacom-owned networks, 3.371 million viewers (a 21 percent increase over 2017), watched as Millie Bobby Brown pushed back at bullies and […]

Viacom Brands Win Five 2018 Cynopsis Social Good Awards

Viacom won five 2018 Cynopsis Social Good Awards for its civic-minded media focused on LGBT advocacy, disaster relief, and anti-bullying action, among other issues. Read about each campaign below. Awareness Campaign/Initiative – Children’s Sector Nickelodeon Creative Advertising – Nick SPLAT – Truth – Trivia  Cynopsis recognized Nickelodeon for Nick SPLAT Trivia, a partnership between […]

Local News

Woman, 74, grabs man by his 'weak spot' to fend off attack

MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) — A 74-year-old woman who was being beaten and robbed at an Alabama shopping center was rescued by passersby who pulled the attacker out of her car and held him until authorities arrived, police said.Brenda Stinson says she thought her life was about to end, but fought back against her attacker Wednesday by going for his "weak spot," she told the news site Al.com ."I grabbed him between his legs.

Rhino expert to speak at OKC Zoo

By Matt PattersonDr. Susie Ellis will speak about rhinos in crisis at the Oklahoma City Zoo Friday.The  event will be broadcast on Facebook Live beginning at 6:45 p.m., where questions will be accepted from the OKC Zoo’s Facebook followers.Ellis is the executive director of the International Rhino Foundation, a non-profit organization that funds and operates rhino conservation and protection programs in Africa and Asia.

The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

NEW YORK (AP) — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline.

Prosecutor: Officer who shot black teen was 'trigger happy'

DALLAS (AP) — A former Texas police officer accused of killing a black teenager was angry, out of control and "trigger happy" when he fired at a car full of teenagers while responding to a house party, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday during the ex-officer's murder trial.Ex-Balch Springs officer Roy Oliver's actions were unreasonable on the night he fatally shot 15-year-old Jordan Edwards last year, said Michael Snipes, a Dallas County assistant district attorney.

Missing Watonga woman found, authorities reported

From Staff ReportsA missing woman has been found Thursday, and authorities have canceled a Silver Alert for her, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.Judith Willet, 70, of Watonga, was reported missing late Tuesday. Authorities reported Thursday she was found.A Silver Alert is still active for another missing person.John Berryhill, 87, of Muskogee, went missing Tuesday about 4 p.m.

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