Excite Sports by SportsLine USA
Launches Today

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL and REDWOOD CITY, CA (February 3, 1999) - Sports fans online can now take advantage of one of the Web's most recognized sports brands -- SportsLine USA -- and its award-winning content without ever leaving the Excite Sports Channel with today's launch of "Excite Sports by SportsLine USA" at www.excite.com. As part of the multi-year agreement originally announced in October, SportsLine USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLN) is the premier provider of sports content for Excite, Inc.

Bringing sports fans some of the best of the Web, the co-branded content includes scores, news, analysis, columns, editorials, fantasy sports leagues, the Vegas Insider service and other premium services on the Excite Sports Channel and on the WebCrawler service. SportsLine USA offers a comprehensive edition of all SportsLine USA content, greatly expanding the depth of sports coverage available on the Excite Sports Channel and Excite's distribution partners, including Dell, Prodigy, AT&T Worldnet and others.

"With Excite having one of the largest audiences on the Web, this marks another important step in our strategy to develop new revenue streams and increase brand recognition for SportsLine USA," said Michael Levy, president and CEO of SportsLine USA. "Partnering with Excite serves to reinforce SportsLine USA's position as the pre-eminent sports brand on the Internet."

"Sports is one of the most popular subjects on the Web, and with SportsLine, we're furnishing our users with the best sports information and features available," said David Sze, vice president, corporate strategy, Excite Inc. "It also introduces our users to SportsLine USA's Sports Store and fantasy products, which we think are the best in their category on the Internet."

In addition to providing comprehensive and dynamic sports coverage, the co-branded channel contains interactive features including polling and multimedia games to encourage user participation and interaction. Excite users are able to participate in co-branded versions of SportsLine USA's popular suite of fantasy sports products for seven major sports including professional football, baseball and hockey.

The Excite Sports Channel also offers a co-branded version of The Sports Store (www.TheSportsStore.com/Excite), SportsLine USA's comprehensive online retail service, that features an extensive selection of sports apparel, merchandise, memorabilia and golf equipment appealing to a wide range of fans. Excite users also have access to SportsLine USA's membership programs including the CBS SportsLine (cbs.sportsline.com) and Vegas Insider (www.vegasinsider.com) services.

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 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.

About Excite, Inc.
About Excite, Inc. (www.excite.com) Excite, Inc. is a global Internet media company that attracts over 17 million unique consumers monthly to its flagship portal services, excite.com and webcrawler.com, and specializes in the delivery of highly targeted marketing solutions through its subsidiary MatchLogic, Inc. One of the best known brands on the Internet, the Excite brand is now recognized by more than 50 million Americans. Excite offers services in ten countries and personalization in four; the company has joint ventures with Itochu for Excite Japan, Liberty One for Excite Asia-Pacific, Telecom Italia for Excite Italy and a joint venture with British Telecom for Excite UK. Excite, Inc. (NASDAQ: XCIT), founded in 1994, is based in Redwood City, California.

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For Information Contact:
For SportsLine USA, Inc.
Larry Wahl
954-351-2120, ext. 7225
bret@alantaylor.com
wahl@sportsline.com
or
Kathy Bradley
954-351-2120, ext. 7519
kbradley@sportsline.com

For Excite, Inc.
Melissa Walia
650-569-2213
melissa@excitecorp.com



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