News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted days 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 made the business enterprise 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 knowledge 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 had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always interested in sourcing information regarding their preferred sports. A number of media giants went ahead into several alliances to gain greater coverage of sports events which were being held 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 required to know from the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring to their viewers not just games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews too.
Most of these sports channels 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 to the channel, they 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. This program was released 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 while they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the parts of this program. She continues to be a part of Naked News. Some 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 and advertising strategy.
These folks were popularized by the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from one to eight female anchors. The show also introduced a number of guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash of the internet boom, just one segment of the program could be viewed for free and eventually by 2004 the entire program was changed into a members only one without any segments accessible 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.