Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

Week ahead


DVB World in Warsaw, Poland from the 12 to 14 March is dedicated to digital media technologies and services built on the DVB specifications. 

Satellite 2018 will host 14,500 professionals interested in satellite communication and space technology with keynotes and sessions exploring the latest innovations in future connectivity in Washington DC, US  from 12 to 15 March. 

Media + Networks Digital Week kicking off Monday 12 running throughout the week until the 16 March, is sharing a series of webinars on IP content delivery discussing the hottest topics set to face the industry this year. The event is hosted online and is free the join, expect five webinars over the week as well as reports, whitepapers and interviews available to download. 

Festival of Media APAC Awards recognise the best in media thinking and communications. Held on the 15 March at the Grand Hyatt in Singapore. It is dedicated to the evolution of media across the APAC region.  

Wearable Tech Show held in London on the 13 to 14 March. It is the annual networking, exhibition and conference event for wearable, augmented reality and IoT. 

Company results

Entravision Communications Corporation, a media company based in Santa Monica, California that caters to the Hispanic community and owns television and radio stations as well as outdoor media, will on Wednesday 14 March 2017 year-end results. 

Also on Wednesday, Semtech, a supplier of analogue and mixed-signal semiconductor products and algorithms for high-end consumer, industrial, enterprise computing, and communications end-markets, will publish its latest earnings report. The forecast earnings per share for the quarter is $0.26.

Film and TV releases 

Warner Brothers Pictures Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander and Dominic West hits cinemas in the UK on Friday16 March, based on the 2013 video game of the same name. The VFX were created by Scanline VFX, Method Studios, Rising Sun Pictures, Mr X, Soho VFX, Zero VFX and Factory VFX.  

Netflix’s documentary Take Your Pills chronicles how ADHD has become the currency of choice across US college campuses. The film is set to be premiered at SXSW this Friday 16 March following Netflix’s second Oscar win for its doping documentary Icarus

New NBC TV series from Producer Jason Katmis (Parenthood and Friday Night Lights) comes Rise, compared to TV hit series Glee the high school drama follows a teacher at a small town high school who attempts to rebuild the failing drama department with a big musical production. 

On this day

17 March in 1956 8th Emmy Awards: “Ed Sullivan Show”, Phil Silvers Show & Lucy Ball win.

14 March in 1968 CBS TV suspends Radio Free Europe free advertising because RFE doesn’t make it clear it is sponsored by the CIA.