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Football clubs have woken up to the power of FIFA and Pro Evo

The recent round of video game licensing deals signed by clubs and leagues with EA Sports and Konami show how complicated the video game licensing business has become. Callum McCarthy examines whether it is better to sell rights collectively or go it alone.

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In this week’s episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Len Perna, chairman and chief executive of TurnkeyZRG. Fisher and Russo also discuss the National Football League’s handling of governance matters surrounding the life-threatening, on-field injury of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, ownership changes within Candy Digital, Cristiano Ronaldo’s historic signing with Saudi Arabian football club Al Nassr, Vince McMahon’s return to operational control of World Wrestling Entertainment, and John Henry’s leadership of Fenway Sports Group.
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Two major East Asian markets report rampant piracy of Fifa World Cup matches in December, while piracy challenges subside in some other markets.

Fantasy sports and sports-betting startup for motorsports fans looks to offer a platform dedicated solely to a subset of sports largely ignored by mainstream daily fantasy and sports betting companies. Shawn Medow reports.
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