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

Industry events

Digital Summit: Washington DC on Monday and Tuesday will have more than 40 sessions with experts from LinkedIn, Bit.ly and National Geographic covering topics on strategy, mobile, video, social media, email and UX design. 

Melbourne eSports Open #MEO2018 this Saturday and Sunday at the Melbourne Olympic Park Precinct. The two-days of tournaments will see contenders from across the globe participate in the competitions including Minecraft, Quake and Fortnite. 

IFA 2018 is the Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin, Germany on Friday 31 August until 5 September for the global technology industry.  

Company results

  • Quantum Corp will release its 2018 Q3 earnings on Monday
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co will announce its Q3 2018 earnings on Tuesday 
  • Johnston Press PLC will announce its 2018 half-year earnings on Wednesday

Film and TV releases 

Action Point hits cinemas on Friday, following a daredevil (Johnny Knoxville) who designs and operates his own theme park with his friends. 

Set in ’70s Kingston and ’80s Hackney, Yardie centres on the life of a young Jamaican man named D (Aml Ameen), who witnessed his brother’s murder when he was a child, released on Friday. 

Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, is coming out with a new animated series called Disenchantment that will be exclusive to Netflix from Monday.

On this day

27 August 1950 The BBC’s first live link transmission of a TV programme from Calais to London

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