Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 9, 1998) - SportsLine USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLN), publisher of CBS SportsLine (cbs.sportsline.com), the Internet's leading sports Web site, announced today that CBS SportsLine was awarded the prestigious 1998 Webby Award in the sports category.
Dubbed "The Oscars of the Web," The Webby Awards honor the most creative and innovative Web sites of the year -- and the talented editorial, technical, marketing and design teams behind them. Web sites considered for the award are judged on content, design, technical ingenuity and ease of use. Then, a respected panel of leading new media experts, Web visionaries, journalists, and celebrities choose a winner in each of nineteen categories including Film, Health, Money/Business, Music, News, and Sports.
Judges in the sports category included Ann Killion, Sports Columnist, The San Jose Mercury News; Carol Plum, Managing Editor, Conde Nast Sports for Women; John Rousseau, President and CEO, IDG Games Media Group; Sally Stump, Director of Marketing, Quokka Sports; and James Worthy, Former Los Angeles Laker and FOX Sports NBA Analyst.
"This award is a tremendous honor for everyone involved with producing and promoting the CBS SportsLine site. We are committed to delivering the most timely, comprehensive and entertaining sports programming on the Web and this award is further validation that we are succeeding," said Michael Levy, president and CEO of SportsLine USA, Inc.
CBS SportsLine's recent coverage of the XVIII Olympic Winter Games received numerous accolades in the media. A USA Today/IntelliQuest poll asked adult Internet users to rate the Olympic coverage on three Web sites in three categories: most useful, most up-to-date information, and easy to use/navigate. CBS SportsLine's coverage was the winner in each category by a decisive margin (USA Today, February 11, 1998).
Previously, CBS SportsLine was named the top Internet sports site by two leading consumer Internet publications, Yahoo Internet Life and NetGuide.
For additional press information and a complete list of nominees, please visit http://www.webbyawards.com/press.shtml.
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 several sports Web sites including CBS SportsLine (cbs.sportsline.com) and Soccernet (www.soccernet.com) and exclusive Web sites for sports teams, organizations and superstars such as Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Shaquille O'Neal. SportsLine USA's flagship Web site, CBS SportsLine, features more than 300,000 pages of multimedia sports information, entertainment and merchandise covering all major collegiate and professional sports. SportsLine USA was founded in 1994, and its primary Web site was renamed CBS SportsLine in March of 1997 as part of an exclusive five-year promotional and content agreement with CBS Sports.