News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, appearing like they might fall asleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The advent of satellite and cable television changed everything and made the business of news an important money crunching tool. With passing years, news started becoming even more category specific and thus 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 experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are invariably 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 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 required to know from the world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and bring for their viewers not only games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews too.
Most of these sport shows 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 to 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 a internet 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 while they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with merely one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all of the parts of this program. She continues to be an integral 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 absence 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 help keep the format interesting. Following the crash in the internet boom, just one segment on the program could possibly be viewed free of charge and ultimately 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 been very popular and have been featured in several television shows and also have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.