News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking like they would go to sleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights of the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable tv 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 very own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always interested in sourcing more knowledge about their preferred sports. Several 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 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 required to know from the world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and bring 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 sports channels do compete against one another 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 stay on top.
One such news provider that made a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. This program was released as being a internet 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 remains a part of Naked News. Most of its initial success can be credited to the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the lack of a marketing 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 a crash in the internet boom, just one segment of the program could be viewed free of charge 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 also been extremely popular and have been featured in a number of television shows and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.