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 tv changed everything and created the business enterprise 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 information 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. 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 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 in the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring 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 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 for the channel, they do everything to remain at the top.
One particular news provider that made a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. This program was launched as being 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 while they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the parts of the program. She remains a part of Naked News. Some of its initial success could be credited towards the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the absence of a marketing strategy.
They 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 help keep the format interesting. Following a crash in 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 with no segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been extremely popular and also have been featured in a number of television shows and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.