CBS Launches Fantasy Football 2005

Best service for five years straight according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 6, 2005 - CBS, a leading Internet sports media organization and part of CBS Digital Media, today launched their suite of offerings for the 2005 Fantasy Football season, remaining the destination for Fantasy Football leagues, as well as individuals within every range of Fantasy Football experience.

Once again, CBS has managed to improve a product that already has a long history of superiority, having been recognized as the best Fantasy Football Commissioner product for the last five years by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association*.

New additions this year to the Fantasy Football Commissioner league management product include the League Record Book, a statistical history of your league and team that owners will find invaluable as a resource of information on seasons past and ones to come. Additionally, new features such as "Trade Bait", a tool that analyzes potential trades from your opponent's rosters, will enhance both the Fantasy Football Commissioner as well as the individual games.

Every owner using the Fantasy Football Commissioner product receives a content-rich, statistics-supported and personalized website with premium features such as live scoring and customizable reports for no additional cost.

Individual fantasy players seeking a league have a variety of options, ranging from a basic single game to the elite Double Diamond product, with multiple choices in between. Individuals can either join an existing league, or create a new league for others to seek out and join. Each single game league consists of twelve teams, with pre-established rules and scoring system. Single players receive all of the premium features available in the Fantasy Football Commissioner service at no extra charge.

"As the Fantasy business continues to evolve, one thing remains constant: CBS is the unchallenged leader in the pay-to-play space and the only destination for serious Fantasy sports players around the world", said Steve Snyder, General Manager of CBS "Not only have we been recognized by the Fantasy Sports Trade Association as having the best service, but more importantly, our growing user base of both loyal and new customers indicates that Fantasy players are happy to pay a reasonable price to play a superior product."

The 2005 CBS SportsLine Fantasy Football Products

Fantasy Football Commissioner: The most customizable product on the market and one able to handle leagues with up to 20 teams. $149.95 per league, with an "early bird" discount of $20 (to $129.95) for leagues that pay on or before August 17, 2005. With an average league size of 12 to 16 teams, users will pay approximately $10 a piece for the top rated Commissioner league management product available.

Fantasy Football Double Diamond**: For individuals wanting to compete at the highest levels of Fantasy Football. With a price of $499.95 per team, each league champion will win a $3,500 league prize.

Fantasy Football Diamond**: Think you are a Fantasy Football All-Star? Fantasy Football Diamond gives users the chance to prove it. With a price of $249.95 per team, each league champion will win a $1,600 league prize.

Fantasy Football Platinum**: Ready to wade into a more experienced pool of Fantasy Football players? Fantasy Football Platinum will give you that opportunity. With a price of $99.95 per team, each league champion will win a $600 league prize.

Fantasy Football Gold**: Time to get serious about Fantasy Football? We certainly understand. With a price of $39.95 per team, each league champion will win a $200 league prize.

Fantasy Football Basic: A great game for Fantasy Football rookies who want a serious start to their playing career. Priced at $14.95 per team.

* For more information about the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA), please visit

** Eligible legal residents of Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, and Vermont may play CBS SportsLine Fantasy Football Gold, Platinum, Diamond and Double Diamond but are not eligible to win any prizes. Please visit site for additional rules and eligibility requirements.

About CBS

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CBS Inc. — Corporate Communications — (954) 489-4000