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

Week ahead

Industry events

Monday The Royal Television Society (RTS) will host Harriet Harman MP, former Minister for Women and Equalities who will be joined by a panel of female executives from across the broadcast and media industry to discuss the difference in pay received by men and women in television. The timely debate comes as television and production companies publish their gender pay data. Harman introduced the legislation requiring the reporting of gender pay data. Book your ticket here, for Mind the Gap at The Hospital Club in London.  

Tuesday The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) will have a section meeting and wrap-up of the NAB Show 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Industry leaders will form the panel to provide a summary of their experiences and perspectives on NAB 2018. They will participate in an interactive discussion on the hot topics and challenges facing the industry. 

Wednesday IBC365 will host a live webinar on the NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed. The speakers will give a full review of what happened in Vegas, what was hot across the conference and show floor. Register here to join Carolyn Giardina, Technology Editor, The Hollywood Reporter, Przemek Bozek, Advisory & Consulting, Media & Content, IHS Markit and Amy DeLouise, Director/Producer, Amy DeLouise. 

Company results

Ericsson will release on Friday its financial report for Q1 of 2018. The company will host a conference call for media with President and Chief Executive Börje Ekholm and Chief Financial Officer Carl Mellander available to comment on the report and take questions. 

Toshiba was due to file its financial results last week, however, has delayed the release stating that the survival of the company is at risk. It has published unaudited results for Q3 2018, and the final results are expected to be released at some stage this week. 

Netflix in the US will release its Q1 earnings for 2018 on Monday.  

UK broadcaster Sky Plc will announce its Q3 2018 earnings release on Thursday. 

Also on Thursday, France-based companies Publicis Groupe and Metropole Television will release their Q1 2018 financial results. 

Film and TV releases 

Based on the novel of the same name, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will hit UK cinemas on Friday, starring Lily James and Matthew Goode.

MTV’s popular hit reality TV show Ex on the beach will return Thursday.

Netflix will release an animated TV series Spy Kids: Mission Critical on Friday. 

On this day 

18 April 1930 The BBC announced “there is no news today” so piano music played in place of the evening bulletin.