20 - 26 Apr: Your guide on what to look forward to this week in the media, entertainment and technology industry

What’s On

The Future of TV Advertising UK will be taking place digitally from 20 April - 1 May. The event will address the structural challenges that existed before coronavirus and is designed to help media stakeholders continue with their transformation advertising projects. Sign up to the event here.

Company results

Vivendi is releasing Q1 2020 earnings on Monday.

Verimatrix will release Q1 2020 earnings on Tuesday.

Both Snap and Netflix release Q1 2020 earnings on Tuesday, with Netflix also set to reveal its total number of subscribers.

Verizon will release Q1 2020 earnings on Friday.

Film & TV

The fifth and most recent series of Peaky Blinders, a BBC period drama set in 1920s Birmingham, arrives on Netflix this Wednesday.

After Life, the second season of Ricky Gervais’ sitcom about a man struggling to regain his lust for life following the death of his wife, is available on Netflix from Friday.

Chris Hemsworth stars in Extraction, a new Netflix original film set in the criminal underworld arriving this Friday. He plays a black market mercenary hired to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.

On this day

23 April 1896 Vitascope system of movie projection first shown at Koster & Bial’s Music Hall in New York City.

24 April 1962 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: California to Massachusetts.