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 at any time, 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 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 began to be hosted at their own specific domains and catered for their selected audience.
Sports have always had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always keen on sourcing more knowledge about their preferred sports. Several media giants went ahead into several alliances to achieve greater coverage of sports events which were being kept 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 that cover and provide to their viewers not just games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews as well.
Most of these sport shows 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 to the channel, they do everything to stay at the top.
One such news provider that made a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. The program was launched as a web 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 while they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with merely one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the sections of this program. She remains a part of Naked News. Most of its initial success could be credited to the free viewership on 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 one to eight female anchors. The show also brought in a number of guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following a crash of the internet boom, only one segment on the program could possibly be viewed free of charge and ultimately by 2004 the complete program was turned into a members only one without any segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been extremely popular and have been featured in a number of television shows and also have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.