Netscape Netcenter Debuts New Sports Channel with SportsLine USA

Leading Internet Portal Site Teams with CBS SportsLine to Offer Consumers Rich Sports-Related Content In Time For Super Bowl XXXIII

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (January 28, 1999) - Netscape Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:NSCP) today announced the launch of the new Netcenter Sports Channel and that it has selected SportsLine USA, Inc., (NASDAQ: SPLN), publisher of CBS SportsLine ( to be the premier sports content provider for the channel as well as the exclusive provider for news, information and merchandise for NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, golf, soccer, tennis and auto racing, as well as NCAA basketball and football.

SportsLine's award winning programming will provide a wealth of sports-related news and information, team scores, statistics, features and polls ideal for everyone from the avid sports enthusiast to the casual sports fan. In addition to programming the bulk of the channel, SportsLine will be responsible for selling all advertising and sponsorships associated with that content and will create interactive fantasy games as well as a co-branded version of its popular e-commerce site, The Sports Store, for Netcenter users on an exclusive basis.

The new strategic relationship between Netscape and SportsLine kicks off with in-depth coverage of Super Bowl XXXIII, which includes such features as a fan poll, audio updates, interviews, detailed team statistics and histories, up-to-the-minute scoring information, and, for those attending the game, a special area including stadium directions and information.

"This strategic alliance with SportsLine brings us one step closer to fulfilling Netcenter's goal of providing best-of-breed content in all of our consumer channels," said Jerrell Jimerson, vice president of consumer programming for Netcenter. "By teaming up with SportsLine, Netcenter is able to augment consumer interests in major sporting events with rich and timely online content, information and services and provide them a way to participate in these high-profile events."

"The unparalleled popularity of Netscape's Netcenter Portal site provides SportsLine with an opportunity to significantly increase its reach among its core group of users," said Andrew Sturner, senior vice president, business development for SportsLine USA, Inc. "Netscape has one of the largest audiences on the Web and we believe that this alliance will serve to reinforce SportsLine USA's position as the pre-eminent sports brand on the Internet."

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 Netscape Communications Corp.
Netscape Netcenter is Netscape's leading portal site and provides users with a home base on the Internet. From Netcenter, users can navigate the Internet, access a broad range of consumer and business content and services, and communicate with others online. The site has 18 channels, a set of leading edge services that includes the new Netscape branded Search, Netscape Contact, Netscape Smart Update, Software Download, Member Directory, the My Netscape personalization service, and WebMail. Netscape Communications Corporation is a leading provider of software and services for businesses that want to transform the way they create and keep customers in the emerging Net Economy. The company offers a full line of enterprise software solutions, professional services, and a leading Internet portal to help companies build, buy, or outsource Internet applications that drive revenue growth, build customer loyalty, and create new levels of business efficiency. Traded on NASDAQ under the symbol NSCP, Netscape Communications Corporation is based in Mountain View, California.

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For SportsLine USA, Inc.
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Alan Taylor Communications

For Netscape Communications
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