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

Industry events

Westminster Media Forum will host a seminar on Tuesday morning titled ’The future of the UK TV sector in the global market: competition, partnerships and opportunities’, offering attendees the opportunity to discuss the potential impact of major changes in the global TV market on the UK sector, including producers, channels and PSBs.

Broadcast Engineering Society (BES) Expo 2019 is set to attract more than 300 companies from 25 countries to display the latest equipment for radio and TV broadcasting in New Delhi from Thursday to Saturday. 

Company results 

Netflix will release its 2018 Q4 earnings on Thursday.

Film and TV releases

Mary Queen of Scots starring Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan explores the turbulent life of Mary Stuart and her relationship of fear and fascination with Queen Elizabeth I of England and is released in the UK on Friday. It has been nominated for three Baftas.

Star Trek: Discovery season two will be released on Netflix in the UK this Friday and will chronicle a new mission commanded by temporary captain Christopher Pike with major deaths rumoured to surprise audiences.    

The film Close starring Noomi Rapace and Sophie Nélisse follows bodyguard Sam who scrambles against attackers who target her heiress client. The Netflix original action thriller is release on Friday.   

On this day 

19 January 1983 Apple Computer released its desktop LISA (local integrated system architecture) computer as the first product with an internal hard drive. It was one of the first personal computers to offer a graphical user interface in an electronic machine aimed at individual business users.