News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted times of news reading with news readers, appearing like they would fall asleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights of the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable tv changed everything and created 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 to their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced 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 achieve greater coverage of sports events which 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 needed to know from the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and provide to their viewers not only games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews too.
A large number of sport shows do compete against one another 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 at the top.
One such news provider that made a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. The program was launched as being a web 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 this program. She continues to be an integral part of Naked News. Most of its initial success could be credited to the free viewership of the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the absence of a marketing and advertising strategy.
These folks 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 the crash in the internet boom, only one segment of the program could possibly be viewed for free and eventually by 2004 the entire program was turned into a members only one without any segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been very popular and have been featured in several tv programs and also have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.