News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted days of news reading with news readers, appearing like they would fall asleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable television changed everything and made the business of news a major 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 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 interested in sourcing more knowledge about their favorite sports. A number of media giants went ahead into several alliances to achieve greater coverage of sports events that 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 in the world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and provide to their viewers not only games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews as well.
A large number of sports channels do compete against one another 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 to the channel, they do everything to remain at the top.
One such news provider that created a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. The program was released as a web based news service that featured a complete 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 the sections of the program. She continues to be an integral 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 absence of a marketing strategy.
They were popularized by 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, only one segment of the program could be viewed free of charge and eventually by 2004 the entire program was changed into a members only one without any segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been very popular and have been featured in a number of tv programs and also have been featured in many newspapers and magazines.