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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 […]

“We’ve Made a Lot of Progress at Viacom” – CEO Bob Bakish Touts Achievements at MoffettNathanson

Growing viewership, building new management teams, finding efficiencies, delivering content on next-generation platforms. Viacom President and CEO Bob Bakish sat down with Michael B. Nathanson at last week’s MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit in New York City, where they discussed these and other ways that Viacom is strategically positioning itself to thrive in a rapidly […]

Viacom Launches Digital Studios at First NewFront, Ramping Up Online & Mobile Content Pipeline

Laugh with Majah Hype, wake up with Nikki Glaser, cook with Snooki, get animated with JoJo – and do it all on your phone. Viacom Digital Studios (VDS) is here, poised to deliver hundreds of hours of premium digital content that will transport digital native stars from BET, Comedy Central, MTV and Nickelodeon to the […]

The 22nd Annual Viacommunity Day Was All Good, All Around (the Globe)

Friday, April 20 was truly a global day of giving. Nearly 4,000 employees from 25 different regions around the world contributed ideas, talent and compassion to more than 125 projects in local communities for the 22nd annual Viacommunity Day, a celebration of the company’s values and commitment to giving back. The day’s theme was “ALL […]

Viacom Takes 5 Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Viacom took five categories (and earned one special recognition), at the 45th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, with Nickelodeon, Logo TV and MTV snagging statuettes for dazzling short-form digital content, feature-length films and children’s television. Under the Nickelodeon umbrella, perennial fan-favorite SpongeBob SquarePants was recognized for its superb animated storytelling with two awards and a […]

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Clayton Kershaw to make rehab start with OKC Dodgers on Saturday

By Jeff PattersonClayton Kershaw, one of baseball's top pitchers, will wear an Oklahoma City Dodgers uniform this weekend.According to multiple reports, the Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander, on the disabled list since May 31 with a back strain, will pitch Saturday in Omaha against the Royals' Triple-A affiliate. Before Tuesday's game, Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts said Kershaw will be limited to four innings and 60 pitches.The three-time Cy Young Award winner last pitched for Oklahoma City on Aug.

The Latest: Fans gather at site of XXXTentacion's slaying

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a rising Florida rap star (all times local):3 p.m.On a sidewalk near where rapper XXXTEntacion was slain, fans have gathered to place candles, flowers and teddy bears.

New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration's policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents.House GOP leaders are revising their legislation amid a public outcry over President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" approach to illegal crossings.

Riley's raise approved, will average $5 million annually

By Brooke PryorFresh off a Rose Bowl berth in his first season as Oklahoma's head coach, Lincoln Riley is getting a raise. The Oklahoma Board of Regents approved a raise and a contract extension for Riley, paying him $25 million over five seasons, through 2023.

'Yellowstone' boasts Costner, strong Native American co-star

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Yellowstone" has everything a worthwhile Western should, including breathtaking vistas, battles over land and Kevin Costner in the lead role.There's also something rare in the contemporary Paramount Network series debuting Wednesday: prominent Native American story lines and parts, including one filled by an actor formidable enough to stand up to Costner and his ranching baron.Gil Birmingham plays Thomas Rainwater, a tribal chief and casino owner who's ready and able to oppose those whose interests conflict with the well-being of the people he represents.Birmingham, of Comanche ancestry on his father's side, has played his share of Native Americans and others on TV and in films including "Hell or High Water" and "Wind River," both written by Taylor Sheridan, the creator of "Yellowstone.

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