News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking like they would go to sleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights of the days events. The advent of satellite and cable television changed everything and created the business 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 information 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 invariably interested in sourcing more knowledge about their preferred sports. Several media giants went ahead into several alliances to achieve 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 realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and provide to their viewers not only games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews too.
Most of these sport shows do compete against each other 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 to the channel, they do everything to remain at the top.
One particular news provider that created a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. The program was launched as being a internet based news service that featured an entire television newscast and ran 25 minute daily shows from Toronto. The highlight in 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 sections of the program. She remains an integral part of Naked News. Some of its initial success can be credited towards the free viewership of the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the absence of a marketing and advertising 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 several guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following the crash of the internet boom, only one segment on the program could possibly be viewed for free and eventually by 2004 the entire program was turned into a members only one without any segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been extremely popular and have been featured in a number of tv programs and have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.