News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, appearing 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 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 in their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started to be hosted at their own specific domains and catered for their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always keen on sourcing more knowledge about their preferred sports. A number of 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 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 which cover and provide to their viewers not just games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews as well.
A large number of sports channels do compete against each other trying for greater viewerships and take major efforts for making 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 particular news provider that made a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. This program was released as being a web 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 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 the program. She continues to be a part of Naked News. Some of its initial success could be credited towards the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the absence of a marketing and advertising 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 a number of guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following a crash in the internet boom, just one segment on the program could possibly be viewed for free and ultimately by 2004 the entire program was turned into a members only one without any segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been extremely popular and also have been featured in a number of television shows and have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.