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 fall asleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights of the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable tv changed everything and created 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 knowledge in their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all began to be hosted at their own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always had 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 that were being held in areas beyond their network and began broadcasting them on their 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 needed to know in 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.
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 to the channel, they actually do everything to remain 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 while they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with merely one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the parts of this program. She continues to be a part of Naked News. Most of its initial success could be credited towards the free viewership of the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the lack of a marketing strategy.
These folks 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 help keep the format interesting. Following a crash of the internet boom, just one segment on the program could possibly be viewed free of charge and eventually by 2004 the entire program was turned into a members only one without any segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been very popular and also have been featured in a number of television shows and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.