News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking like they might go to sleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights of the days events. The advent of satellite and cable tv 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 began to be hosted at their very own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are invariably interested in sourcing information regarding their preferred sports. Several media giants went ahead into several alliances to achieve greater coverage of sports events that were being kept in areas beyond their network and began broadcasting them on their own 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 world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring for their viewers not only games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews as well.
A large number of sports channels do compete against each other trying for greater viewerships and take major efforts to make 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 actually do everything to stay on top.
One such news provider that created a huge impact 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 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 of the parts of this program. She remains an integral part of Naked News. Most of its initial success can be credited to the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the absence of a marketing strategy.
These folks were popularized through 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 help keep the format interesting. Following the crash in the internet boom, only one segment of the program could be viewed for free and ultimately by 2004 the complete 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 have been featured in several television shows and also have been featured in many newspapers and magazines.