|Halifax, Canada and San Jose, CA - September 17, 2003 |
Covers.com, a world leader in online sports statistics, today announced that the Real Cities Network has selected Covers.com to provide dynamic sports content for its network of local web sites. Real Cities joins USAToday.com and MSNBC.com in offering subscribers the industry leading mix of statistical match-up information, odds and injury updates for college and professional sports from Covers.com. Real Cities includes 32 Knight Ridder-owned sites and 51 affiliate sites and covers 62 cities and more than half of the top 50 US markets. Real Cities will use Covers.com content to further expand its leading position as a local market news and information provider to more than 17 million visitors a month.
'Choosing Covers.com to provide this information for our network of sites was an easy choice,' said Tim Lambert, vice president of sales for Knight Ridder Digital, the founder and operator of the Real Cities network. 'Covers.com has been the leader in sports statistics since 1995. Our readers expect timely, accurate and valuable information from our sites and we know they have the experience and knowledge to deliver it.'
'Delivering the best mix of news and statistics for sports fans is what covers.com is all about,' said Paul Lavers, President of Comprehensive Sports Information Ltd., Covers' parent company. 'The Real Cities sites are market leaders in providing consumers with news, sports and community information; partnering with us will add more valuable content to their sites.'
The partnership between Covers.com and Real Cities marks another step in the evolution of Covers.com in becoming the single source for sports fans who want not only odds, statistics and match-ups but also general sports news and opinion.
Covers.com is the world's leading online media organization for sports statistics, odds and news from a gaming perspective. Founded in 1995, Covers.com is operated by Comprehensive Sports Information Limited (CSI), located in Halifax, Canada. CSI operates more than a dozen subsidiary and/or complementary websites, ranging from wireless technologies to e-commerce.
About Knight Ridder Digital and Real Cities:
Knight Ridder Digital, a leader in local information and classified services on the Web, helps consumers make the most of their local experiences on the Internet. Knight Ridder Digital develops and manages the Internet properties of Knight Ridder (NYSE: KRI), the nation's second-largest newspaper publisher. Knight Ridder Digital is the founder and operator of Real Cities, the largest national advertising network of local Web sites. For more on Knight Ridder Digital visit (www.knightridderdigital.com) or for more on Real Cities visit (www.realcities.com).
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