Wednesday, May 3, 2000
ESPN Internet Group facts
ESPN.com, the most popular sports site on the Web, delivers up-to-the-minute sports news, statistics, analysis and scores, along with extensive video and audio programming, and chats with players, ESPN experts and other sports personalities. The service features analysis from a roster of more than 70 ESPN experts, more than 50 free and premium Fantasy games, real-time statistics and graphics, and more.
Fans can also listen to Live Audio of ESPN Radio and ESPNEWS Network programming, as well as SportsCenter On Demand, and can play the 50 premium Fantasy Games and free games the service produces. ESPN.com has introduced numerous pioneering applications to the Internet, including: GameCast real-time statistics and graphics for football, basketball, baseball, hockey and Winston Cup racing; Sortable Stats; Live Drafts for fantasy games; Batter vs. Hitter Charts; Hit Charts; Interactive Depth Charts; and more.
EXPN.com is dedicated to action sports enthusiasts, lifestyles and events. Complemented by interactive EXPN-branded programming on ESPN and ESPN2 "co-produced" by EXPN.com users, EXPN.com's sports channels - Street, Water and Snow -- are produced by the Freelance Athlete Network ("FAN"): action sports enthusiasts keeping true to the self-expressive, pro-active attitude prevalent among the target audience. The site combines content such as event news and results, athlete bios, interviews and product reviews, while simultaneously creating an online community via bulletin boards and chat rooms. "Normal," EXPN.com's online lifestyle magazine, contains fashion, music, art, video game, gear and food reviews, travel information, sport culture antique information, and medical information.
ABCsports.com - the official site of Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football Online turns football's biggest night into a week-long event, with MNF commentators frequently visiting the site in the form of chats, exclusive pre- and post-game columns, topical weekly and monthly columns and additional analysis. Fans can also access NFL GameCast, a real-time player and team statistics and graphics package, and play the free "Monday Night Football Challenge" Game in which they draft their own teams and juggle their rosters to stay within the salary cap. A "Momentum Meter" tracks the flow of the game's action, while video highlights are available immediately after each MNF telecast in the Video Vault, audio excerpts from post-game interviews, MNF theme music and classic MNF calls are housed in the Sound Studio, and action photos from each game can be found in the Photo Lab.
ABCsports.com - the official site of the Bowl Championship Series
BCS Online contains a mix of news, analysis, statistics, multimedia and interactive features. The site's focus is on the road to the four bowls comprising the BCS Series - Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Nokia Sugar Bowl, FedEx Orange Bowl, and Rose Bowl Game Presented by AT&T. Game day features include a real-time statistics feed, constantly updated coverage of all the key games each weekend, a live Top 25 scoreboard updated constantly throughout the day, and a multimedia library with streaming video highlights, sounds and photos. The free ABC Sports/ESPN College Football Challenge enables fans to draft their teams and compete with other team owners throughout the season. BCS Online also boasts frequent chat, analysis and commentary from ABC Sports' college football team, video and audio highlights of the season's most exciting plays, as well as classic bowl moments from years past.
The world's most popular football Web site, Soccernet offers: distinct sections covering English, Scottish, European, Global and Euro 2000 competition; in-depth coverage of the F.A. Cup, Worthington Cup (England), Scottish Cup and League Cup (Scotland), Euro 2000, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Cup (Europe), and the World Cup; and news and analysis from ESPN, the Daily Mail and Evening Standard, and other football sources. The service also boasts team and individual player statistics, constantly updated injury and transaction reports, match previews, facts, reports and statistics, team squads for club and national teams -- with "factfile" bios and transfer histories for all players, chats with players and analysts, and user polls, and a referee report.