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Messi, Apple, and the future of sports media
Jun 26, 2023

Messi, Apple, and the future of sports media

Lionel Messi is set to sign with MLS club Inter Miami any day now, in a deal that reportedly includes money from Apple. Why is the tech giant investing in the legendary soccer star joining a U.S.-based team, and does it have anything to do with Apple TV's Ted Lasso? Plus, how turmoil in Russia is affecting the markets, and why cultivated meat will be available in high-end restaurants before you'll see it in grocery stores.

Segments From this episode

Cultivated meat seeks discerning diners

Jun 26, 2023
The USDA has given approval to the sale of meat grown in laboratories but will consumers take to it?
Cell-cultivated meat will soon be available at a few high-end restaurants in the U.S.
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What Messi's Miami move means for Apple TV+ and the future of streaming

Tech giant Apple will reportedly give Lionel Messi a cut of streaming revenue as part of the Argentine soccer star's MLS contract.
What's Apple doing reportedly paying for part of Lionel Messi's deal to come play in the U.S.? Well, let's start with the fact that Apple TV+ streams MLS soccer games and follow the money from there.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jordan Mangi Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC