News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted days 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 arrival of satellite and cable television changed everything and created 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 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 had 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 gain greater coverage of sports events which 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 in the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and bring to their viewers not only games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews too.
Most of these sports channels do compete against one another 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 do everything to remain on top.
One particular news provider that made a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. The program was launched 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 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 an integral 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 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 a crash in the internet boom, only one segment on the program could be viewed free of charge and eventually by 2004 the complete program was turned into a members only one without any segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been extremely popular and have been featured in several television shows and have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.