News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted times of news reading with news readers, appearing like they might fall asleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The arrival 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 so gave rise to more channels that provided entertainment and information of their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started to be hosted at their own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always keen on sourcing information regarding their favorite sports. A number of 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 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 additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews too.
Most of these sports channels do compete against one another 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 stay on top.
One particular news provider that made a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. This program was released as 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 only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the parts of the program. She continues to be a 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.
These folks were popularized by the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from one to eight female anchors. The show also brought in several guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following a crash in the internet boom, only one segment of the program could possibly be viewed free of charge and ultimately by 2004 the entire program was changed into a members only one with no segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been very popular and have been featured in a number of television shows and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.