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SportsLine Founder Brings Online Sports Entertainment to the Open Era with the Launch of Open Sports

2008-08-05 07:00:00

SportsLine Founder Brings Online Sports Entertainment to the Open Era with the Launch of Open Sports

OPEN Sports Puts the Ball in Sports Fans’

Court with Opportunity to Participate in the Design of the World’s

Best Sports Destination

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.–(EMWNews)–Mike Levy, founder of CBS, announced today the launch of,

a next-generation sports site that will re-define the sports fan’s

entertainment experience. launched in BETA with

the first set of tools and content for the 2008 NFL season. The site is

a comprehensive platform of products and services that brings together

breaking sports news, social media tools, user generated content and

multimedia applications to create the ultimate community-oriented


OPEN Sports is creating a site to meet consumers demand for

everything sports, from stats and games to news and commentary.

e-Marketer (July 24, 2008) estimates that total revenues for US sports

sites will reach $2.96 billion in 2012, up from $1.49 billion in 2007. OPEN

Sports will continue to roll out additional tools and content for

all major sports – starting with NCAAF, NHL, NBA and continuing into

2009 with NASCAR, PGA TOUR, March Madness and MLB – as well as niche

sports like MMA, Poker and more.

“Seeing an opportunity to build something by and for every sports fan,

we launched to provide a new way to engage fans

with sports content and community. We are focused on serving each and

every sports fan with a next-generation experience that is guided by a

user-first philosophy, deep content and new and innovative

applications,” Levy says. “We will empower our users to make OPEN Sports

their personal sports site.”

OPEN Sports users will be able to compete against other

passionate fans with next-generation fantasy games. In addition, users

have the ability to participate in a new kind of social experience

around gameday, get the latest sports news and information from the best

national and local sources, and keep their friends and other sports fans

informed by uploading relevant videos, photos and stories. Users can

even become their own sports editor

organizing and seeing the content most relevant to them.

About OPEN Sports

OPEN Sports is led by Mike Levy, the founder of CBS, Rob Phythian, the founder of, and other key

executives and advisors including former E-Trade CEO Christos Cotsakos,

former Office Depot Chair & CEO David Fuente, Dr. Salomon Melgen, CEO of

Vitreo-Retinal and Peter Pezaris, CEO of Multiply. OPEN Sports

mission is to serve every sports fan with a next-generation experience

that is guided by a user-first philosophy. Leveraging its cutting-edge

platform, OPEN Sports is delivering a new approach to sports

entertainment that enables fans to connect, inform and participate in a

passionate community through its deep content, diverse programming and

new and innovative applications.

If you would like more information about OPEN Sports, or if you

would like to schedule an interview with Mike Levy or other members of

the OPEN Sports management team, please contact Don Silvestri, VP

of Marketing & Public Relations at 954.312.3337 or Rogers & Cowan via

email at [email protected].

OPEN Sports
Don Silvestri, VP of Marketing & Public Relations

& Cowan
[email protected]

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