Launches German, Italian, Spanish Sites

Sports content provider
announced Tuesday the launch of three country-specific sites in Germany,
Italy and

The local versions will be produced in the language of each country and will
cover six to eight

The new sites bring the total number of’s European operations to
five, the others being highly successful ventures in the U.K. and France.

“We already have the most trafficked European sports site generating the
revenue, and we are excited at the further expansion of into
three new countries,” said Michael Levy, founder, chairman and CEO of, a subsidiary of Inc., is building an extensive
sports service with live scoring and breaking columns and analysis. It has
its own reporters at major events, feeding information that becomes
available to all the sites in the network.

“When Real Madrid plays Bayern Munich in the Champions League Wednesday
night in
Munich, we will have our Spanish reporters covering the match live as well
as our
German reporters filing stories from completely different perspectives,”
said Tom
Jessiman, managing director of

With this kind of in-depth coverage, is winning a wide
especially in the U.K. where it is also the official Internet media partner
triple cup holders Manchester United. Germany will feature
Formula One auto racing, tennis, handball, basketball, ice hockey and
cycling. Italy will offer a
selection, with motorcycle racing instead of ice hockey, while Spain will cover
basketball, handball, Formula One auto racing, motorcycle racing, cycling,
tennis and golf. has built relationships with other content providers, and its
sports coverage is available in the U.K. from Netscape Online and,
and in France from the Internet portals Voila and Wanadoo.

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