News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are 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 of the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable tv changed everything and made the business 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 information of their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started 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 keen on sourcing more knowledge about their preferred 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 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 provide for their viewers not only games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews too.
A large number of 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 for the channel, they do everything to remain 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 of the sections of this program. She remains a 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 lack of a marketing and advertising strategy.
These folks were popularized by the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from one to eight female anchors. The show also introduced a number of guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash of the internet boom, just one segment on the program could possibly be viewed free of charge and ultimately by 2004 the complete program was turned into a members only one without any segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been extremely popular and also have been featured in several television shows and have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.