News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted days of news reading with news readers, looking like they would fall asleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights of 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 so gave rise to more channels that provided entertainment and information in their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started to be hosted at their own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always had 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 which 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 world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and bring to their viewers not just games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews too.
Most of these sports channels do compete against one another 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 remain on top.
One such news provider that made a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. The program was released 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 merely one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all of the parts of this program. She continues to be an integral part of Naked News. Most of its initial success could be credited to the free viewership of 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 brought in several guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following a crash of the internet boom, just one segment of the program could possibly be viewed for free and ultimately by 2004 the complete program was changed into a members only one without any segments accessible 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 also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.