News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, appearing like they might go to sleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The advent of satellite and cable tv changed everything and made the business 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 knowledge of their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started to be hosted at their very own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always had 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 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 required to know in the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and provide to their viewers not only games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews as well.
Most of these 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 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 a web 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 when they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the parts of this program. She remains an integral part of Naked News. Most of its initial success could be credited towards the free viewership of 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 help keep the format interesting. Following a crash of the internet boom, only one segment of the program could possibly be viewed free of charge and eventually by 2004 the entire program was turned into a members only one with no segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been very popular and also have been featured in a number of tv programs and also have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.