-- NetGuide 99's "The Year's Best of the Web" Gives CBS SportsLine Top Honor --
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (December 16, 1998) - SportsLine USA, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLN) announced today that its popular CBS SportsLine Web site (cbs.sportsline.com) has been named "Best Sports Site" by NetGuide (www.netguide.com). NetGuide 99's "The Year's Best of the Web" recognizes exceptional sites in 22 separate categories ranging from Best Chat site to Best News site to Best Sports site.
NetGuide's staff of writers, editors, producers and designers evaluated hundreds of Web sites; eventually, 99 sites in 22 categories were honored by the online publication. In recognizing the top sports Web site, NetGuide's panel of judges cited CBS SportsLine's "knockout" coverage of every major sport, with articles, chat rooms, Internet-only radio programming, and a live, Java-enhanced game scoreboard. The site also was recognized for hosting the official home pages of such sports celebrities as Shaquille O'Neal, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Michael Jordan.
"We're very proud to be recognized by NetGuide as the best site for sports on the Web," said Michael Levy, president and CEO of SportsLine USA, Inc., publisher of CBS SportsLine. "From day one we've been dedicated to providing sports fans with the most comprehensive, timely, interactive and fun sports content anywhere, and we will continue to provide the highest-quality sports programming to users around the world for years to come."
Earlier this year, CBS SportsLine was awarded the 1998 Webby Award in the sports category. Dubbed "The Oscars of the Web," the Webby's honor the most creative and innovative Web sites of the year. Previously, CBS SportsLine was named the top Internet sports site by Yahoo Internet Life.
Published by CMP Media Inc., NetGuide is a comprehensive guide that enables Internet users to get the most from their experiences, offering information on new sites, best sites, live events, Internet tips and other information to help users stay on top of this ever-changing medium.
About SportsLine USA, Inc.
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 400,000 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 Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan 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.
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