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

Industry Events

This year’s DW Global Media Forum is from May 27th-28th in Bonn, Germany and will be discussing the role of media in an age of shifting powers. AIB CEO Simon Spanswick will be attending.

PalmExpo, on May 30th -June 1st will explore the future of sound and audiovisual at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India.

The 10th Annual Augmented World Expo is on May 29th-31st in Santa Clara, California.

Technology and media event Cine Gear Expo is on May 30th - June 2nd in Hollywood, California.

SMPTE is hosting a section meeting on Preparing Movie Soundtracks for an immersive sound experience in the home on May 28th in LA, California. Book tickets here.


Company announcements 

  • Semtech Corp announces Q1 2020 earnings on Wednesday.
  • Dell Technologies Inc. announces Q1 2020 earnings on Thursday.



Godzilla: King of the Monsters starring Stranger Things actor Millie Bobby Brown releases in the UK on Wednesday and in the US on Friday.

Elton John biopic Rocketman releases in the US on Friday.


On this day

27 May 2006 The BBC begins broadcasting in high-definition (HDTV) on their new subscription channel BBC HD.

28 May 1951 Radio programme “Crazy People” (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan.

30 May 1987 North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video.

31 May 2014 Psy’s “Gangnam Style” becomes the first video to reach 2 billion views on YouTube.

1 June 1980 1st transmission of CNN, the Cable News Network.