News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted times of news reading with news readers, appearing like they might fall asleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The advent 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 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 for their selected audience.
Sports have always had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always keen on sourcing information regarding their favorite sports. Several 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 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 which cover and provide for their viewers not just games but additionally 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 real possibility. 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 on 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 launched as 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 the sections of the program. She continues to be a part of Naked News. Most of its initial success can be credited towards the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the absence of a marketing and advertising strategy.
They were popularized by the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from a single to eight female anchors. The show also brought in a number of guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following a crash in the internet boom, just one segment on the program could possibly 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 a number of tv programs and have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.