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 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 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 knowledge of their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all began to be hosted at their own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are invariably keen on sourcing information regarding 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 own 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 to their viewers not just games but additionally sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews as well.
A large number of sport shows 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 for the channel, they do everything to remain on top.
One such news provider that created a huge impact 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 of 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 of the parts of this program. She remains a part of Naked News. Some of its initial success could be credited to 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 one to eight female anchors. The show also brought in several guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following a crash in the internet boom, just one segment of the program could be viewed for free and ultimately by 2004 the complete program was changed into a members only one with no segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been extremely popular and have been featured in several tv programs and have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.