News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times 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 tv 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 knowledge of their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all began to be hosted at their very own specific domains and catered for their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are invariably keen on sourcing information regarding their preferred sports. A number of 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 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 realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and provide for their viewers not just games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews too.
A large number of sport shows do compete against one another trying for greater viewerships and take major efforts to make this agenda a reality. 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 created a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. 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 only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the sections of the program. She remains a 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 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 a crash of the internet boom, just one segment on the program could be viewed for free 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 several tv programs and have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.