FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (June 25, 1998) -- SportsLine USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLN), a recognized leader in fantasy sports news, and publisher of CBS SportsLine (cbs.sportsline.com), and Daedalus World Wide, developers of the premier fantasy games and products service Commissioner.COM (http://commissioner.com), today announced an eight-year revenue-sharing agreement that integrates the strengths of both organizations to produce comprehensive fantasy products that will be easy-to-use, powerful, personal, and fun. The resulting Web site, SportsLine.Commissioner.COM, can be accessed at http://sportsline.commissioner.com.
Seven fantasy sports games will be available through SportsLine.Commissioner.COM, kicking off with professional football this Fall. The introductory game package will also include professional auto racing, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, and soccer.
The flagship fantasy product is Commissioner.COM's league management Utility -- customizable software with which users can manage their existing fantasy leagues. The product includes a completely configurable Web site, comprehensive statistical reports, and game-day, play-by-play updates. Products based on "salary cap games" and "live" draft games will also be available to add excitement and heighten interest for individuals not already in leagues.
All of the SportsLine.Commissioner.COM fantasy products will be integrated with the scouting software and fantasy news services for which CBS SportsLine is so well known. Complete statistical information, projections, and news are included.
"Partnering with Commissioner.COM allows to us to align ourselves with the best, most prestigious fantasy products service anywhere," said Michael Levy, CEO of SportsLine USA. "We intend for the resulting SportsLine.Commissioner.COM brand to become recognized immediately by millions of fantasy sports players throughout the world as the undisputed leader in the industry."
"We are very excited about the endless possibilities of combining our cutting-edge fantasy products with CBS SportsLine's industry-leading sports content and scouting utilities," said Michael Gersh, V.P. of Business Development of Daedalus World Wide. "The resulting products and games will be an obvious choice for serious fantasy sports fans."
Daedalus World Wide Corporation, at http://www.dwwc.com, is a developer of high performance, scalable, easy to use Web-based applications. Its leading product, Commissioner.COM, has been managing fantasy sports leagues since September 1996.
SportsLine USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLN) is a leading Internet-based sports media company that provides branded, interactive information and programming as well as merchandise to sports enthusiasts worldwide. SportsLine USA publishes CBS SportsLine, which features more than 300,000 pages of multimedia sports information, entertainment and merchandise covering all major professional, collegiate and international sports and includes exclusive content from sports teams, organizations and superstars such as Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Shaquille O'Neal. SportsLine USA was founded in 1994, and its Internet sports service was renamed CBS SportsLine in March of 1997 as part of an exclusive five-year promotional and content agreement with CBS Sports.
For information contact: Bret Werner/Jerry Milani, Alan Taylor Communications. (212) 714-1280