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5 Questions With CMT and TV Land General Manager Frank Tanki

June has been hectic for CMT and TV Land. Season 5 of TV Land’s original scripted series Younger aired earlier this month, along with the CMT Music Awards. And the highly anticipated mid-season premiere of Nashville on CMT aired on June 7. There are only a few episodes left until the series finale in July. To talk about […]

CMT Awards’ Immersive Fans Festival Boosts Viacom’s Live Events Strategy

More than 2 million fans dialed up the CMT Awards earlier this month, watching across three Viacom networks (CMT, Paramount Network and TV Land), as Blake Shelton took Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year for I’ll Name the Dogs, and Carrie Underwood carried Female Video of the Year for The Champion, […]

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 Posts Strong Second Quarter 2018 Earnings, Revitalization Accelerates

Viacom posted strong second quarter 2018 earnings this morning, outperforming projections with significant gains in both adjusted operating income and adjusted earnings per share as the company accelerates its pivot from stabilization and revitalization to growth. Double-digit gains across all international Media Networks revenue streams, Paramount Pictures’ return to profitability, ratings increases at key flagship […]

Viacom Celebrates Its Annual Global Day of Giving Back: What’s Planned for Viacommunity Day 2018

Today, thousands of employees across Viacom and its brands pause from their work week and join together to make a difference in our communities around the world. Viacommunity Day 2018, now in its 22nd year, puts the full weight of the company behind social causes through volunteerism led in partnership with non-profit and civic advocates. […]

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California utilities shut off power amid wildfire concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Concerned about downed power lines sparking wildfires, two major California utilities took the rare step of cutting power to customers amid high winds — and another power provider was considering similar action.Pacific Gas & Electric for the first time began cutting power Sunday night to tens of thousands of customers in Northern California after the National Weather Service warned of extreme fire danger across the state due to high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation.San Diego Gas & Electric followed suit Monday, turning off power to about 360 customers in foothill areas near Cleveland National Forest, where multiple blazes have scorched large swaths of land in recent years.SDG&E has pre-emptively shut off power to customers in the past, most recently in December when 14,000 customers went without power — many for four days.Pacific Gas & Electric previously announced its plan to shut off power preemptively after authorities blamed its power lines for sparking some of California's most destructive wildfires.The utility expects to pay billions of dollars in wildfire damages and has sought ways to limit its liability through the courts and Legislature.PG&E said about 87,000 customers had their power halted and more could be left in the dark depending on the weather.

OU football: New sense of urgency for defense following coaching change

By Joe MussattoNORMAN — Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley was asked Monday how long it will take for the Sooner defense to stabilize following a week of drastic change. “I’m counting on about two weeks,” Riley said with a smile.

The Latest: Chef plans party before food spoils in outage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on tens of thousands of people losing power in California because of wildfire danger (all times local):1:20 p.m.The chef of an iconic California wine country restaurant is planning a block party to feed the "stressed out" community if power isn't restored soon.All Seasons chef Kevin Kathman in Calistoga said about $12,000 worth of food will spoil Monday if his refrigerators remain out of service.Rather than toss the food, Kathman said he will grill over fire and tap warming kegs of beer for worried neighbors, including winery owners in the middle of their annual grape harvest.Kathman says he understands Pacific Gas & Electric's new strategy of cutting power when weather conditions heighten the wildfire risk.But he questions the need to cut power now, saying there was almost no wind blowing in Calistoga.Authorities have blamed PG&E power lines for sparking some of California's most destructive wildfires.___12:30 p.m.San Diego Gas & Electric became the second California utility to shut off power to some customers as a precautionary measure to prevent wildfires amid lashing winds throughout the state.Spokesman Wes Jones said Monday that electricity was turned off to about 360 customers in foothill areas near Cleveland National Forest, where wildfires have scorched large swaths of land in recent years.Pacific Gas & Electric turned out the lights on tens of thousands of customers in Northern California wine country and nearby counties.The utilities announced plans to shut power preemptively as red flag warnings for increased fire danger went up across California.Authorities have blamed PG&E power lines for sparking some of California's most destructive wildfires.___11:15 a.m.Some California residents who had their power shut off as a precaution against wildfires say they did not get proper warning ahead of the widespread outage.Ice cream shop owner Stewart Munnerlyn said he was scrambling Monday to borrow a generator from a customer.

Stocks fade and finish lower as tech companies fall again

NEW YORK (AP) — After a wobbly day of trading, U.S. stocks fell for the seventh time in eight days Monday as technology companies continued to slide.

Dana Holgorsen calls ISU field-storming 'unprofessional'

By Berry TramelIowa State coach Matt Campbell tries to make his way through the celebrating Cyclone crowd.

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