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


Wednesday & Thursday TV Connect will take place at Olympia in London, with a focus on video distribution, IP and delivery. 

Thursday, the DTG Summit explores the impact of transformative change and the evolution of TV. 

And on Sunday the Bafta TV Awards ceremony will be hosted in London and will recognise Kate Adie OBE, the award-winning broadcast journalist and author, with the award of the prestigious Bafta Fellowship.  

Company updates 

On Tuesday:
Discovery Inc will release its 2018 Q1 earnings.

Liberty Global Plc will release its 2018 Q1 earnings.

Walt Disney will release its Q2 2018 earnings.

On Wednesday:
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc will release its prospect Q3 2018 earnings.

Television streaming platform provider Roku Inc will release its Q1 2018 earnings.

German media company Prosiebensat 1 Media SE will release its Q1 2018 earnings.

On Thursday:
Nvidia Corp will release its Q1 2018 earnings.

British broadcaster ITV Plc will release its Q1 2018 trading statement.

Film and TV releases

Bill Nye Saves the World: Season 3 will come to Netflix on Friday.

Life of the Party is in cinemas on Friday starring Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph. 

Sherlock Gnomes featuring voices from Emily Blunt, Michael Caine and Mary J Blige in cinemas Friday. 

On this day

7 May 1954 IBM announced the IBM 704 Data Processing System, the world’s first mass-produced computer which featured floating point arithmetic hardware. 

10 May 1894 “Wireless” is born when Guglielmo Marconi sends a radio wave three-quarters of a mile leading to the commercialisation of most of the radio technologies we know today.