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 go to sleep 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 started 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 keen on sourcing information regarding their preferred sports. Several media giants went ahead into several alliances to gain 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 from the world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and bring for their viewers not just games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews too.
A large number of sport shows do compete against each other 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 actually do everything to stay on top.
One particular news provider that made a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. This program was released as being a internet based news service that featured an entire 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 merely one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the sections of this program. She continues to be a part of Naked News. Most of its initial success could be credited to the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the lack of a marketing strategy.
They were popularized through the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from a single to eight female anchors. The show also brought in several guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash in the internet boom, only one segment of the program could be viewed for free and ultimately 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 extremely popular and have been featured in several tv programs and have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.