News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted days of news reading with news readers, appearing like they might go to sleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights of the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable television changed everything and made the business of news a major 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 in their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started to be hosted at their very own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced 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 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 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 realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and provide to their viewers not only 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 each other trying for greater viewerships and take major efforts to make 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 stay on top.
One such news provider that made a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. This program was released as a internet 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 sections of this program. She remains 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 by the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from one to eight female anchors. The show also introduced several guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash in the internet boom, just one segment of the program could possibly be viewed for free and eventually by 2004 the complete 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 also have been featured in a number of tv programs and also have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.