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 television changed everything and made the business enterprise of news an important money crunching tool. With passing years, news started becoming much more category specific and thus 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 very own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always interested in sourcing more knowledge about their favorite sports. Several 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 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 that 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 one another trying for greater viewerships and take major efforts for making 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 do everything to stay at the top.
One particular news provider that made a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. This program was launched as a internet 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 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 continues to be a part of Naked News. Most 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.
These folks 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 keep the format interesting. Following a 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 changed into a members only one with no segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been very popular and have been featured in a number of tv programs and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.