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 fall asleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights of the days events. The advent of satellite and cable television changed everything and made the business of news an important 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 began to be hosted at their 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 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 required to know in the world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring to their viewers not just games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews as well.
Most of these sports channels do compete against one another trying for greater viewerships and take major efforts for making this agenda a reality. 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 launched. The program was released as being a web based news service that featured an entire 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 merely one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the sections of this program. She remains a part of Naked News. Most of its initial success could 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 one to eight female anchors. The show also brought in a number of guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following a crash of the internet boom, only one segment on the program could be viewed for free and ultimately 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 also been very popular and also have been featured in several tv programs and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.