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

Industry events

HPA Tech Retreat 2019 in Palm Springs, California runs from Monday to Friday for those in the industry engaged in creation, management, and dissemination of content.

Esports Bar in Cannes, France is dedicated to the world of esports and includes matchmaking and conference sessions. It runs from Tuesday to Thursday. 

World Radio Day is celebrated on Wednesday. It recognises the medium that lays claim to reaching the widest global audience. 

AI and ML section meetingy by The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, will be hosted in Toronoto, Canada on Tuesday. It will examine the practical use cases for media and entertainment.

Company news

  • Akamai Technologies will release its 2018 Q4 earnings on Tuesday 
  • Cisco Systems Inc will host its 2019 Q2 earnings call on Wednesday
  • Equinix will release its 2018 Q4 earnings call on Wednesday
  • Paramount Group will Inc will announce its 2018 Q4 earnings on Thursday
  • CBS Corportation will announce its 2018 Q4 earnings on Thursday

Film and TV releases

Universal’s mystery thriller, Happy Death Day 2U will be released into UK cinemas on Wednesday, following Tree Gelbman who finds herself stuck in a parallel universe. 

Instant Family follows a couple who find themselves over thier heads when they foster three children, starring Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg will be released in the UK on Thursday.

A Private War celebrates and follows the life of war correspondent Marie Colvin who reported from frontline conflicts with Rosamund Pike taking the leading role, in cinemas on Friday.

Fox UK brings back The Walking Dead for season nine on Monday. 

Season one of Netflix’s Dirty John premiers on Thursday, a scripted true crime anthology series based on the celebrated podcast. 

On this day 

15 February 1927 It, starring Clara Bow, was released in the US. 

16 February 2016 BBC3 became an online-only service, after launching as a linear channel in 2003.