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

Week ahead


NAB Show kicks off in Las Vegas this week, with professionals attending conference sessions and an expo on the creation, management and distribution of entertainment across all platforms. Read IBC365’s preview here.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games begins Wednesday on the Gold Coast, Australia. Arbor Networks is helping to protect the Games from cyber threats, whilst Cisco is providing the network infrastructure to enable high-speed transmission of data. 

Film and TV releases

Troy: Fall of a City new drama TV series retelling the story of the 10-year siege of Troy from the 13th Century coming to BBC1 on Friday 6 April. 

John Krasinski directed and stars alongside Emily Blunt in the thriller A Quiet Place where a family must navigate the creatures that hunt by sound. It is in cinemas Thursday 5 April.   

And Netflix will release 39 original and acquired films and series during the first week of April.  

On this day

4 April 1975 Microsoft was founded as a partnership between Bill Gates, age 19, and Paul Allen, age 22, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The pair moved to Boston to launch their company and eventually decided to move Microsoft to Seattle, Washington.