News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking like they might go to sleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The advent of satellite and cable television changed everything and made 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 for their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always interested in sourcing more knowledge about their favorite sports. A number of media giants went ahead into several alliances to achieve greater coverage of sports events that were being kept in areas beyond their network and began broadcasting them on their 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 in the world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring for 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 to make 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 actually do everything to remain at the top.
One such 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 web based news service that featured a complete 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 this program. She remains an integral part of Naked News. Some of its initial success could be credited to the free viewership of the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the lack of a marketing strategy.
These folks were popularized by the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from a single to eight female anchors. The show also brought in several guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following a crash in the internet boom, just one segment of the program could possibly be viewed for free and ultimately by 2004 the complete program was turned into a members only one without any segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been extremely popular and also have been featured in a number of tv programs and also have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.