News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted days of news reading with news readers, appearing like they would fall asleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable tv changed everything and made the business of news a major money crunching tool. With passing years, news started becoming even more category specific and thus gave rise to more channels that provided entertainment and information in their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started to be hosted at their very own specific domains and catered for their selected audience.
Sports have always had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always interested in 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 networks.
This gave them an increased 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 world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and provide to 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 one another 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 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 a complete 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. Some of its initial success can 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 one to eight female anchors. The show also introduced several guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following the crash of the internet boom, just one segment of the program could be viewed for free and eventually by 2004 the entire program was changed into a members only one with no segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been extremely popular and have been featured in a number of television shows and have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.