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

Industry Events

BBC Three in partnership with The Edinburgh TV Festival is hosting a panel on how to get into TV and will be sharing the different opportunities available outside of London, this Monday at BBC Birmingham.

IEEE BTS will hold a Young Professionals Workshop on Monday and Tuesday at Brunel University with the theme ’5G Challenges and opportunities for Innovation in Broadband Multimedia and Broadcasting’

SMPTE will hold its annual NAB Wrap-Up meeting this Tuesday in Toronto, with a panel of industry leaders providing a summary of NAB 2019.

    • Read more from IBC365 on NAB 2019 here.

Company announcements 

  • Vivendi SA will announce its earnings on Monday.
  • Netflix Inc will announce its earnings on Tuesday. 
  • Limelight Networks Inc will announce its earnings on Tuesday.

Film and TV releases

No Good Nick Live action dramedy starring Melissa Joan Hart (the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Stranger Things star Sean Astin premieres on Netflix on Monday.

Chloë Grace Moretz stars in thriller Greta, released in UK cinemas on Thursday.

Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn play two cops in Dragged Across Concrete, arriving in UK cinemas on Friday.

Beyoncé’s hit performance at Coachella music festival 2018 Homecoming, featuring intimate behind the scenes, will be available to watch on Netflix on Wednesday.

Comedian Chris Lilley’s new show Lunatics debuts on Netflix on Friday.

On this day 

16 April 1964 First live link from Japan via Telstar II.

17 April 2011 Game of Thrones premiered on HBO.