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 go to sleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable television changed everything and made the business enterprise 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 information of their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all began 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 interested in sourcing more knowledge about their favorite sports. Several 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 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 required to know in the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and provide for their viewers not just games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews too.
A large number of 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 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 launched as being a internet 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 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 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 through 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 the crash of the internet boom, just one segment on the program could be viewed free of charge 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 very popular and have been featured in several tv programs and have been featured in many newspapers and magazines.