News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, appearing like they might fall asleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights of 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 even 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 experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always interested in 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 from the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring to their viewers not only games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews too.
Most of these sports channels do compete against each other 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 for the channel, they actually do everything to stay at the top.
One such news provider that created a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. This 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 in this program was that the presenters stripped when 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 a part of Naked News. Most of its initial success could be credited towards the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the lack of a marketing strategy.
They were popularized through the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from one to eight female anchors. The show also introduced a number of guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash in the internet boom, just one segment on the program could possibly be viewed free of charge and ultimately by 2004 the complete program was changed into a members only one with no segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been very popular and also have been featured in several television shows and also have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.