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


Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) takes place in Amsterdam from Tuesday to Friday for the AV industry to collaborate with over 1,300 exhibitors and a conference on XR, digital cinema and digital signage. 

RTS Futures is hosting a BT Sport studio tour on Wednesday, designed for new graduates or trainees to see what goes on behind the scenes of BT Sport and the programme Rugby Tonight with production crew sharing their experiences of the TV industry.  

Sky News Raw will broadcast on its own pop-up channel, running on Tuesday from 7am to 5pm and will be available on Sky channel 523, via the Sky News App or through the Sky News website in celebration of its 30th anniversary.     

Company results

  • Google parent Alphabet Inc will share its Q4 2018 earnings on Monday
  • Harmonic will share its Q4 2018 earnings on Monday
  • Deutsche Telekom AG will host a corporate call on Monday 
  • Viacom Inc will share its Q1 2019 earnings on Tuesday
  • Walt Disney will share its Q1 2019 earnings on Tuesday 
  • Snap Inc will release its 2018 Q4 results on Tuesday
  • Publicis Group SA will host its full-year 2018 earnings call on Thursday
  • Twitter Inc will announce its 2018 Q4 earnings on Thursday
  •  Lions Gate Entertainment Corp will host its Q3 2019 earnings call

Film and TV releases

BBC drama Requiem season one will hit Netflix on Saturday, the series follows a cellist’s quest for her real identity, set in rural Wales. 

Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner sees the comedian release his first comedy special in 23 years with jokes about surviving marriage, ageing and how to choose friends. It’s on Netflix from Friday. 

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part will hit UK cinemas on Friday, starring Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett and directed by Mike Mitchell. 

Boy Erased follows the story of Jared Eamons, the son of a small-town Baptist pastor, must overcome the fallout after being outed as gay to his parents. Directed by Joel Edgerton and stars Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton and Lucas Hedges.

On this day

4 February 2005 Facebook was founded by now CEO Mark Zuckerberg along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

5 February 1989 Sky News first began broadcasting.