News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times 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 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 began to be hosted at their own specific domains and catered for their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are invariably 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 that were being kept 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 world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and provide for their viewers not only games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews as well.
A large number of sport shows do compete against each other 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 such news provider that created a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. The program was released as a web based news service that featured a complete 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 merely one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all of the parts of the program. She continues to be an integral part of Naked News. Some of its initial success could be credited to the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the lack 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 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 be viewed free of charge and ultimately by 2004 the entire program was turned into a members only one with no segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been extremely popular and have been featured in a number of television shows and have been featured in many newspapers and magazines.