News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted days of news reading with news readers, looking like they might go to sleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights of the days events. The advent of satellite and cable television changed everything and made the business enterprise of news a major money crunching tool. With passing years, news started becoming even more category specific and so gave rise to more channels that provided entertainment and knowledge in 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 invariably interested in sourcing more knowledge about their preferred sports. Several media giants went ahead into several alliances to gain greater coverage of sports events which were being kept in areas beyond their network and began broadcasting them on their networks.
This gave them a larger 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 just games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews too.
A large number of sport shows do compete against one another 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 stay at the top.
One such news provider that made a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. This program was released 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 while they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all of the parts of this program. She continues to be an integral part of Naked News. Most of its initial success can be credited to 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 brought in several guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following the crash in the internet boom, just one segment on the program could be viewed free of charge and ultimately by 2004 the entire program was changed into a members only one without any segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been extremely popular and also have been featured in several tv programs and also have been featured in many newspapers and magazines.