19-23 Aug: Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

The International Forum on Digital Infrastructure and Platforms for Converged Broadcast Media from 21-22 August 2019 takes place in Johannesburg, South Africa. This will be a two-day event exploring new digital media infrastructures and platforms. 

One of the UK’s biggest media events Edinburgh TV Festival is from 21st-23rd August 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland, celebrating creativity and talent in the industry. Major networks and production companies will be at the festival. 


Company Announcements 

Yoc AG will announce Q2 2019 earnings on Wednesday.

VMWare will announce Q2 2020 earnings on Friday.


Film and TV releases 

Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman star in Angel Has Fallen, an action packed film favoured by critics, releasing in cinemas on Wednesday in the UK, Friday in the US.

Netflix original 13 Reasons Why returns to the platform on Friday with a brand new third series.


On this day

19 August 2004 Google goes public with an IPO in an unusual auction-style format.

21 August 1942 Walt Disney’s animated movie “Bambi”, based on the book by Felix Salten, is released.

22 August 1932 BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts.