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 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 of news an important money crunching tool. With passing years, news started becoming much more category specific and thus gave rise to more channels that provided entertainment and knowledge of their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all began 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. A number of media giants went ahead into several alliances to gain greater coverage of sports events that were being held in areas beyond their network and began broadcasting them on their own 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 from the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and provide to their viewers not just games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews as well.
Most of these sport shows 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 for the channel, they do everything to remain at the top.
One particular news provider that made a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. This 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 continues to be an integral part of Naked News. Some of its initial success could be credited towards the free viewership of the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the absence 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 introduced several guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash of the internet boom, only one segment on the program could possibly be viewed free of charge and eventually by 2004 the entire program was turned into a members only one without any segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been very popular and have been featured in a number of television shows and have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.