News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking 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 created the business enterprise of news an important 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 began to be hosted at their own specific domains and catered for their selected audience.
Sports have always had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are invariably 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 held 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 needed to know in the world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels which cover and bring to their viewers not just games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews too.
Most of these sport shows do compete against each other 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 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 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 while they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the sections of this program. She continues to be an integral part of Naked News. Most of its initial success could be credited to the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the absence of a marketing and advertising strategy.
These folks 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 keep the format interesting. Following the crash of the internet boom, only one segment on the program could be viewed for free and eventually by 2004 the complete program was changed into a members only one without any segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been extremely popular and have been featured in a number of tv programs and also have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.