News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking like they might fall asleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights of the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable tv changed everything and made the business enterprise of news a major money crunching tool. With passing years, news started becoming much more category specific and so gave rise to more channels that provided entertainment and knowledge of their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started to be hosted at their very own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always interested in sourcing information regarding their preferred sports. Several media giants went ahead into several alliances to gain greater coverage of sports events which were being held in areas beyond their network and began broadcasting them on their own networks.
This gave them an increased viewership that translated into higher revenues. Gradually from being broadcasters of live or recorded games, these sports channels developed programs that covered everything and anything that one needed to know from the world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring for their viewers not just games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews too.
Most of these sports channels do compete against one another trying for greater viewerships and take major efforts for making this agenda a real possibility. With new interactive show formats, to more engaging, attractive and intelligent presenters to sometimes giving complete makeovers for the channel, they do everything to remain at the top.
One such news provider that made a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. The program was launched as a internet based news service that featured a complete television newscast and ran 25 minute daily shows from Toronto. The highlight of this program was that the presenters stripped when they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all of the parts of the program. She remains a part of Naked News. Some of its initial success can be credited towards the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the lack of a marketing strategy.
They were popularized through the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from a single to eight female anchors. The show also introduced a number of guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash in the internet boom, only one segment of the program could possibly be viewed for free and ultimately by 2004 the complete program was changed into a members only one without any segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been very popular and have been featured in a number of tv programs and have been featured in many newspapers and magazines.