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TEAMtalk Media strikes up search deal with InfoSpace across sports media network

02 February 2006, London, UK

TEAMtalk Media strikes up search deal with InfoSpace across sports media network

Media group TEAMtalk has signed a deal with Search & Directory and Mobile Company InfoSpace across 14 sports Websites


TEAMtalk Media Group (http://www.teamtalkmedia.com) the company behind the UK’s leading network of sports websites has signed a search deal across its sites with Search & Directory and Mobile Company InfoSpace, Inc. http://www.infospaceinc.com.

InfoSpace will be TEAMtalk Media’s exclusive provider of Internet search and directory services (based on its metasearch technology that fetches results from all the major search engines simultaneously) across 14 of its Websites including Football365.com, sportinglife.com, sports.co.uk, sportal.com and TEAMtalk itself.

Dominic Trigg, vice president at InfoSpace Search & Directory explains, “With over 300 million page views per month, TEAMtalk Media has the most prominent online sports presence in the UK. TEAMtalk is a great win for us, as having such a key online player come onboard illustrates the power of the metasearch argument.”

“With InfoSpace, TEAMtalk Media can offer their users the best results from the main search engines – Google, MSN, Yahoo! and more - all in one place. The service is private label and will therefore not detract from the TEAMtalk brands, in addition they will be receiving a search product with an excellent track record of reliability and customer support,” adds Trigg.

Initially only the search boxes at the top and bottom of TEAMtalk's pages will be implemented. Within the following month however, users will also be able to download customised search toolbars to enhance their experience.

“We are always looking for ways to improve the user experience on our sites and these enhanced search and directory options will be a major boost,” says Andy Roberts, group marketing manager of TEAMtalk Media. “InfoSpace will power a search box across the top and bottom of every Web page, and will also enable our users to download RSS-enabled search toolbars for promotion and distribution via our network of sites.”

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The TEAMtalk network of sporting and mobile Websites that InfoSpace is being implemented across includes http://www.sports.co.uk, http://www.football365.com, http://www.planetf1.com, http://www.sportinglife.com, http://www.rivals.net, http://www.planetrugby.com, http://www.golf365.com, http://www.cricket365.com, http://www.teamtalk.com, http://www.extremesports365.com, http://www.oddschecker.com, http://www.fantasymanager.co.uk, http://www.tshirts365.com and http://www.mobilelounge.co.uk.

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This press release is available in PDF, plain text and Word formats in the Media Centre. Photographs are available of the InfoSpace team in the Images section.

The media spokesperson for InfoSpace Europe, Search & Directory is Dominic Trigg, vice president.

About InfoSpace
http://www.infospaceinc.com

InfoSpace is a leader in mobile entertainment, private-label search and online directory. The company is comprised of two divisions — Search & Directory and Mobile.

The InfoSpace Search & Directory division uses unique metasearch technology to provide Internet search and directory services. The mobile division offers wireless solutions that help customers build stronger brands and generate incremental revenue. InfoSpace enable delivery of information and entertainment services to consumers, while creating opportunities for partners, advertisers and content publishers.

About InfoSpace Search & Directory
http://www.infospaceinc.com/search

InfoSpace Search & Directory markets Web search and online directory products that help users find the information they need while creating revenue opportunities for merchants. InfoSpace Search & Directory operates a family of Internet properties that includes WebFetch (http://www.webfetch.com), Dogpile (http://www.dogpile.com), Switchboard (http://www.switchboard.com), WebCrawler (http://www.webcrawler.com), InfoSpace.com (http://www.infospace.com) and MetaCrawler (http://www.metacrawler.com). InfoSpace Search & Directory also powers Web search, along with online yellow and white pages, for a variety of Web sites. InfoSpace Search & Directory is a business of InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSP)

InfoSpace Inc. releases are located at http://investor.infospaceinc.com

About TEAMtalk Media Group
http://www.teamtalkmedia.com


Operating within the sports content division of ukbetting plc, the AIM-listed digital wagering operation, TEAMtalk Media Group is the leading network of sports web sites in the UK.

Comprising sportinglife.com, TEAMtalk.com, Sportal.com, football365.com, cricket365.com, golf365.com, Rivals.net, planet-f1.com, planet-rugby.com, and Bettingzone.co.uk, among others, they deliver leading edge interactive content to a combined audience of around 6million loyal, web literate sports fans.

TEAMtalk Media Group excels in the provision of multi-platform sports content delivery specifically for web, audio, iTV and mobile telephony. They offer excellent advertising and sponsorship opportunities across the entire network, with leading brand names for leading brand players.


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