Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
The Children’s Media Conference opens from Tuesday to Thursday in Sheffield in the UK will see creative and business development professionals involved in the content creation, development and distribution of children’s content across all platforms. Speakers include executives from BBC Biteszie, NBC Universal Dream Works and Nickelodeon UK and Ireland, NEE and Milkshake.
Cambridge Wireless International Conference for 2018 is leading the international community for companies involved in the research, development and application of wireless and mobile, internet and semiconductor and software technologies.
Film and TV releases
- Wimbledon 2018 Championships will begin on Monday until Sunday 15 July with the two weeks of games broadcast by the BBC. The women’s final will air on 14 July with the men’s following on the 15 July. The tournament will be screened for the first time in UHD.
- Ant-Man and the Wasp starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly chronicles a father who is also a superhero who is called to an urgent mission which leads to secret revelations from the past. Hits cinemas on Thursday.
- A new Netflix original Sacred Games follows an honest police officer who is lead to a fugitive gang boss whose cryptic warnings spur a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.
- Season 8 of Suits will be released for US audiences on Wednesday at 9pm. The series will see Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl join the cast as a lawyer set to “shake up” the status quo.
On this day
3 July 1928 Scottish inventor John Logie Baird demonstrated the world’s first colour transmission using scanning discs at the transmitting and receiving ends.
8 July 1965 Kodak made home movies accessible to the masses by introducing a new Super 8mm movie file format.