- -"The Oscars of the Web" Honor the Best Creative and Innovative Sites of the
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,
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
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.