Your guide to what’s happening this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.
ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Monday to Thursday examines the digital transition and transformation from mobile journalism to virtual reality and shooting with drones.
Royal Television Society: In conversation with Chris Packham the wildlife TV presenter, photographer, writer, filmmaker and campaigner on Wednesday in Dorset, United Kingdom on his career in TV and campaigning for wildlife.
Newsrewind hosted by Reuters in London on Wednesday for those working in the digital journalism industry and designed to provide delegates practical skills and ideas.
SXSW in Austin Texas begins on Friday bringing together creative professionals for its conference, festival and exhibition. Keynotes from filmmaker PJ Raval and actor Jodi Foster among many leading experts the programme will showcase upcoming artists, host networking and mentoring sessions alongside the film, music, comedy and gaming festival.
Friday celebrates International Women’s Day, a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by women.
- ProSiebenSat1 Media will announce its 2018 full year earnings on Thursday
Film and TV releases
Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson will be released in the UK on Friday, with Larson playing Carol Danvers who as Captain Marvel becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.
Everybody Knows is a crime, mystery drama starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem and is released on Friday to UK cinemas.
BBC Three’s season two of Fleabag starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is a young woman trying to cope with life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy airs Monday.
Channel 4’s season two of Derry Girls aired on Tuesday, a family-centred comedy from writer Lisa McGee, set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland.
Netflix will release season one of Ricky Gervais’ After Life, a dark comedy about a man who becomes suicidal but decides to live long enough to punish the world by saying and doing whatever he likes.
On this day
5 March 1995 The Yahoo search engine officially launched and 13 months later, Yahoo held its IPO at a price of $13 per share.