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


The inaugural Sports Video Group 2018 Australia Summit kicks off on Monday in Sydney featuring a half-day of panel discussions, high-level presentations and networking. The event is designed to aid Australian sports production professionals to better understand next-generation technologies and the challenges. 

On Monday, Women in Film and Television UK will host a special behind the scenes of Gogglebox discussion with Tania Alexander Director of Factual Entertainment at Studio Lambert. The informal session will have Alexander talk through the pitch development, casting, filming, editing and the challenges of making Gogglebox. 

BAFTA will host a panel of television creatives in London to explore the craft of self-shooting as a producer and director. Speakers will explore the opportunities and challenges of storytelling in Capturing the Story: The Art of Self Shooting.

Company results

Amazon will host its 2018 annual meeting of shareholders.

Apple will reveal its Q2 2018 earnings at 5.00 ET on Tuesday.

Juniper Networks will also share its Q1 2018 results on Tuesday. 

Arris International’s Q1 2018 financial results will be released after market close on Tuesday.

Equinix will share its Q1 2018 earnings on Wednesday. 

Film and TV new releases 

Netflix will release a global original stand-up comedy special on Friday. Dany Boon Des Hauts-de-France premiere will coincide with the comedian to celebrate his 25 year career. 

Netflix will also begin sharing the seasons of Men Behaving Badly, Cold Feet and Love Island S1&2 from Tuesday as well as the documentary on Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise about the writer, poet, actress and activist extraordinary life. 

Charlize Theron stars in a comedy called Tully about a mother of three who forms a bond with her young night nanny named Tully, hits cinemas on Friday. 

Anna Faris and Eva Longoria star in Overboard, a classic rom-com about a spoilt and wealthy yacht owner who is thrown overboard. Out in theatres on Friday and is a remake of the 1987 comedy of the same name. 

On this day

1 May 1999 was the final date for all remaining US commercial TV stations to have digital facilities in operation.