11-15 Nov: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

Industry events

Video Exchange Africa, the penultimate event in the Video Exchange series, will begin this week from 12-14 November at CTICC, South Africa. The event will showcase the heart of video distribution and content strategy in Africa.

DPP Tech Leaders’ Briefing 2019 will be from 13-14 November. The fourth annual two-day conference and networking event brings together the supplier and content provider community in Bishopsgate, London.

Company announcements

Vodafone announces S1 2020 earnings on Tuesday.

Cisco Systems announces Q1 2020 earnings on Wednesday.

Viacom announces Q4 2019 on Friday.


Film & TV releases

Disney+ will finally arrive in the US on Tuesday, offering over 600 TV shows and movies including old-time Disney classics to Marvel movies.

A Senate staffer, tasked by his boss to lead an investigation into the CIA’s post 9/11 Detention and Interrogation Program, uncovers shocking secrets in The Report. It is released in UK/US cinemas on Friday. 

American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans ’66. Releases in the UK on Friday.

Lupita Nyong’o stars in Little Monsters as a washed-up musician and protects young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies. Releases in the UK on Friday.

The first UK Christmas movie of 2019 Last Christmas arrives on Friday, starring Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke. 


On this day

14 November 1922 The BBC begins daily radio broadcasts from the 2LO transmitter at Marconi House 

15 November 1926 First formal radio network, RCA takes over AT&T 25 station Network (NBC)