SportsLine Europe Announces Plans for Top Soccer Site /

SportsLine Europe Limited, a majority-owned subsidiary of SportsLine USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLN), the leading global Internet sports company, today announced plans to create the world's most comprehensive soccer site, which will debut this summer as part of its network of European sports web sites. For the past two years, SportsLine has produced and programmed Soccernet, on behalf of Associated New Media and London's Daily Mail. SportsLine brought a global audience to Soccernet, and developed the unique applications that took the site from obscurity to the best English Premier League site in the world. SportsLine was responsible for all of the exciting features of the Soccernet site as well as the vast majority of revenue for the site. Over the past two years, SportsLine has created the Internet's largest soccer store, the most complete scoring and statistical applications, online games, community and fantasy products and combined these compelling applications with certain editorial provided by the Daily Mail. As a result of SportsLine's aggressive expansion into Europe, SportsLine has elected not to renew its affiliation with the Daily Mail when its agreement expires later this summer. With complete ownership of its new site, and the acquisition of Infosis Sport, SportsLine Europe will incorporate the best of Soccernet, along with more comprehensive real-time scores, statistics, match reports and features, to create the deepest, most up-to-date coverage of the world's most popular sport. SportLine's new soccer site will launch in early August and focus beyond the English Premier League, to include expanded soccer coverage throughout Europe, as sports fans across the continent look ahead to next summer's major soccer event, Euro 2000. "Combining the real-time scoring of Infosis Sport, the editorial content of SportsWeb and SportsLine's own unique features will enable us to create an unmatched site," said Tom Jessiman, managing director of SportsLine Europe Limited. "With our learning experience from producing a top-notch soccer site, we have already generated the most soccer revenue of any Internet company through advertising, fantasy and e-commerce. SportsLine Europe's new fully-owned soccer site will be a fan favorite in Europe." About SportsLine USA, Inc. SportsLine USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLN) is at the leading edge of media companies, providing Internet sports content, community and e-commerce on a global basis. SportsLine USA's content includes more than 400,000 pages of multimedia sports information, entertainment and merchandise. SportsLine USA was founded in 1994 and its flagship Internet sports service ( ) was renamed CBS SportsLine in March of 1997 as part of an exclusive promotional and content agreement with CBS Sports. SportsLine USA produces the official league Web sites for Major League Baseball, the PGA TOUR and NFL Europe League, and serves as the primary sports content provider for America Online, Netscape and Excite. About SportsLine Europe Limited SportsLine Europe Limited was formed as a subsidiary in May 1999, with Intel Corporation, MediaOne Ventures, a division of MediaOne Group and Reuters holding minority interests in the venture. SportsLine Europe acquired SportsWeb, (, one of Europe's leading sports Web sites, from Reuters in May, and more recently acquired Infosis Sport, a premier provider of real-time scores, statistics, match reports and features. ots Original Text Service: SportsLine USA, Inc. Internet: Contact: Larry Wahl, ext. 7225, or Kathy Bradley, ext. 7519, or Alex Reithmiller, ext. 7535, all of SportsLine USA, 954-351-2120 Web site:


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