9 – 13 Mar: Your guide on what to look forward to this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry.

What’s on

Elon Musk is the keynote speaker at Satellite 2020 in Washington, DC. The space technology conference takes place from 9-12 March, whilst the exhibition is from 10-12 March.

The UK’s biggest and best-attended technology event Cloud Expo 2020 returns on 11-12 March at ExCeL London. Notable speakers include Cloudian director of EMEA xSP sales Jon Brooks and Vodafone head of 5G cloud and services Jennifer Didoni.

Women in broadcast advocate group Rise is hosting an event on 12 March in honour of International Women’s Day (8 March). The event will be the Amazon Web Service headquarters in Holborn from 12:30 pm to 6 pm. Tickets are free and available to get here.

Rise managing director Carrie Wootten recently shared her thoughts on IBC365 reflecting on the impact supporting women coming up in the broadcast industry.

The 46th annual Broadcast Press Guild awards is this Friday 13 March. The winners will be announced online at the awards’ website here.

This Friday 13 March also marks the start of Round 1 Formula 1 2020. The race weekend will be in Australia at the Melbourne Grand Prix circuit.

This week’s cancelled events

South By Southwest (SXSW)

DVB World 2020


CABSAT 2020 - postponed, to be held in October 

Infocomm China – postponed

Internet World Expo - postponed

Company results

Avid Technology will release Q4 2019 earnings on Monday

Oracle will release Q4 2019 earnings and Broadcom will release Q1 2020 earnings on Thursday

Film and TV releases

Friday 13 

Revolutionary LGBTQ+ drama And Then We Danced explores a forbidden romance dancer Merab is drawn to.

The Hunt, starring Emma Roberts and Hilary Swank is a thrilling haunt in which twelve strangers are hunted by ruthless individuals.

Vin Diesel plays a murdered and resurrected marine in Bloodshot.

On this day

14 March 1930 Simultaneous sound-and-vision 30-line television transmissions are made possible by a new transmitter.