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 even 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 for their selected audience.
Sports have always had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always interested in sourcing more knowledge about their favorite 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 bring for their viewers not just games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews too.
Most of these sport shows do compete against each other trying for greater viewerships and take major efforts to make 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 remain at the top.
One particular news provider that created a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. The program was released as a web based news service that featured a complete television newscast and ran 25 minute daily shows from Toronto. The highlight of 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 the sections of the program. She remains an integral part of Naked News. Some of its initial success could be credited towards the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the absence of a marketing strategy.
They were popularized by the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from a single to eight female anchors. The show also brought in a number of guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following a crash of the internet boom, only one segment of the program could be viewed for free and ultimately 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 also been extremely popular and also have been featured in a number of television shows and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.