News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking like they might go to sleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights of the days events. The advent of satellite and cable television changed everything and created the business of news an important money crunching tool. With passing years, news started becoming much more category specific and so 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 very own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are invariably interested in sourcing information regarding 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 from the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and bring for their viewers not just 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 for the channel, they actually do everything to stay at the top.
One particular news provider that made a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. The 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 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 can be credited to the free viewership of 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 one to eight female anchors. The show also introduced several guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the 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 with no segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been very popular and also have been featured in a number of tv programs and have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.