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

Industry events

The Cannes Lions “international festival of creativity” takes place Monday to Friday. Speakers include S4 Capital Executive Chairman Sir Martin Sorrell and Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO of Publicis Groupe.

Broadcasting professionals specialising in audio, film and digital media will attend Broadcast Asia this Tuesday to Thursday in Singapore. The exhibition and conference will explore the way technology and new media are reshaping the broadcast value chain. 

Media City Bergen will open Tuesday until Friday showcasing media innovation and research to empower storytellers. New technology including AR, graphics, visualisation, digitisation for broadcast and television technology will be a focus of the event. 

This year’s Media Tech 360 Summit in London will host speakers from Google, Molinare, BBC and The Whistle Sports Network. The two-day event running Wednesday and Thursday will examine the way content is created and delivered to audiences.  

The 2018 One World Media Awards celebrate outstanding coverage of the developing world. The awards showcase excellence in journalism and filmmaking by those who work to increase cultural understanding and promote equality and justice worldwide. The awards are hosted in London on Tuesday, this year it will be celebrating the 30th anniversary with nominees from BBC News, CNN International, Reuters and New York Times Magazine.  

Company earnings 

  • Oracle Corp will release its Q4 2018 earnings
  • Virgin Media Inc will release its Q1 2018 earnings 
  • Arqiva Broadcast will release its Q3 2018 earnings

Film and TV releases 

MTV Movie and TV Awards for 2018 will take place in Santa Monica on Monday evening. Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War among the nominees for Best Movie, while Stranger Things and 13 Reasons Why are top of the nomination list for Best Show. The awards will also recognise Lena Waithe will be awarded the Trailblazer Award for making history as the first women of colour to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for her work on Master of None

Marvel’s Luke Cage season one will premiere globally on Netflix, exclusively available in UHD 4K and HDR. The series follows ex-convict who is fighting to clear his name and save his neighbourhood, he’s the people’s hero.   

Season 14 of The Last Leg will air on Channel 4 on Friday for UK audiences starring comedians Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe. 

On this day

19 June 1934 The United States created the Federal Communications Commission to regulate all matters in broadcasting and telecommunications.