News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, appearing like they might fall asleep any moment, 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 a major money crunching tool. With passing years, news started becoming much more category specific and so 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 very own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always keen on 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 held 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 realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring to their viewers not just games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews as well.
Most of these sports channels do compete against each other 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 stay at the top.
One particular news provider that made a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. The program was launched as being a internet based news service that featured a complete 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 only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the parts of the program. She remains an integral part of Naked News. Some 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 and advertising strategy.
They 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 keep the format interesting. Following a crash in the internet boom, just one segment of the program could be viewed free of charge and eventually by 2004 the complete program was turned into a members only one with no segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been extremely popular and also have been featured in a number of television shows and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.