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 on the days events. The advent of satellite and cable television changed everything and created the business of news a major 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 of 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 keen on sourcing information regarding their favorite sports. A number of media giants went ahead into several alliances to achieve greater coverage of sports events that were being held 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 world 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 and their performance reviews as well.
A large number of sports channels do compete against each other trying for greater viewerships and take major efforts to make this agenda a real possibility. With new interactive show formats, to more engaging, attractive and intelligent presenters to sometimes giving complete makeovers for the channel, they actually do everything to remain at the top.
One particular news provider that created a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. This program was released as being a web based news service that featured an entire television newscast and ran 25 minute daily shows from Toronto. The highlight of 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 continues to be a 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 lack of a marketing and advertising strategy.
They were popularized through the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from a single to eight female anchors. The show also introduced a number of guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following a crash of the internet boom, just one segment of the program could possibly be viewed for free and eventually by 2004 the entire program was changed into a members only one with no segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been extremely popular and also have been featured in a number of television shows and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.