News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted days of news reading with news readers, looking like they might fall asleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable television changed everything and made the business of news an important money crunching tool. With passing years, news started becoming even more category specific and thus gave rise to more channels that provided entertainment and information in their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started to be hosted at their very own specific domains and catered for their selected audience.
Sports have always had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are invariably keen on sourcing more knowledge about their preferred sports. A number of media giants went ahead into several alliances to gain greater coverage of sports events which were being kept in areas beyond their network and began broadcasting them on their 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 needed to know from the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring for their viewers not only games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews as well.
Most of these sports channels 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 actually do everything to remain on top.
One particular news provider that created a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. The program was launched as a web based news service that featured a complete television newscast and ran 25 minute daily shows from Toronto. The highlight of 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 an integral part of Naked News. Some 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 strategy.
These folks were popularized through the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from one to eight female anchors. The show also brought in several guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash of the internet boom, only one segment of the program could be viewed for free and ultimately by 2004 the complete program was changed into a members only one without any segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been very popular and have been featured in several tv programs and have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.