Premier League-Related News Items, Sept. 3

Craven Cottage, Fulham v Manchester United, Premier League 22/08/2010 Bobby Zamora of Fulham shoots on goal as Paul Scholes of Manchester United tries to block Photo Marc Atkins Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

If you follow EPL Talk on Twitter, you’ll know that I send out a ton of links each day featuring breaking news, fascinating articles, updates on availability of soccer on your local TV provider, and much more including my ramblings. But here are a few stories that I wanted to share with you here on EPL Talk that I thought you’d find interesting:

  • Fulham supporters, put yourself on the map. A few weeks ago, I wrote about Manchester City’s social media site that encouraged City supporters from around the world to show they’re a true blue by adding their name and location to an interactive map. Now Fulham has got in on the act by creating a similar map for fans of the Whites to show their support. Check it out.
  • The return of The Two Escobars. ESPN’s critically acclaimed film, The Two Escobars, debuts on DVD and Blu-Ray on November 9 in the United States. The documentary focuses on the parallel stories of Colombian soccer player Andres Escobar and the unrelated, yet notorious Medellín drug cartel kingpin Pablo Escobar. Some of you may remember that the documentary premiered on US television during the 2010 World Cup. The DVD will feature number of bonus features including an introduction by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist along, with additional scenes titled “Maturana’s Soldiers” and “Cartel Games” and a historical featurette titled “The Other Side,” which captures the ruminations of the US soccer team on the infamous 1994 World Cup match.
  • BBC iPlayer going worldwide soon. Don’t get too excited. It doesn’t mean that Match Of The Day will be available for soccer fans outside the UK, but it does mean we’ll be able to watch (and probably have to pay for) a lot more BBC television shows than what we have access to right now. That’s good news for different types of programming that we may see such as Panorama (the investigative series that has tackled many soccer-related topics in the past). I’m definitely excited about the BBC iPlayer finally coming soon.
  • Premier League going social. Slowly but surely the Premier League is catching up with the times. They finally released an official podcast last season, and now they’re in the process of hiring a digital agency to handle their social media efforts. They already have a great platform to build it off. The very viral Fantasy Premier League and I Know The Score games. But let’s see what else they come up with. It should be interesting.

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