News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking like they might fall asleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable tv 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 information in their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started 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 invariably keen on sourcing more knowledge about their favorite sports. A number of media giants went ahead into several alliances to gain greater coverage of sports events which 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 realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which 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.
A large number of 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 to the channel, they actually do everything to stay at the top.
One particular news provider that made a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. This program was released as a web 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 only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all of the parts of this program. She continues to be a part of Naked News. Most of its initial success can be credited towards the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the lack of a marketing strategy.
These folks were popularized by the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from a single to eight female anchors. The show also introduced several guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash of the internet boom, only one segment of the program could be viewed for free and eventually by 2004 the entire program was changed into a members only one without any 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 been featured in many newspapers and magazines.