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 of the days events. The advent of satellite and cable television changed everything and created the business of news an important money crunching tool. With passing years, news started becoming much more category specific and thus gave rise to more channels that provided entertainment and knowledge in their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all started to be hosted at their very own specific domains and catered to their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced a huge fan base and enthusiasts are invariably 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 own networks.
This gave them a larger 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 which cover and provide to their viewers not just games but additionally 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 to the channel, they actually do everything to stay on top.
One particular news provider that made a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. The program was launched as being a internet 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 merely one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the sections of this program. She remains an integral part of Naked News. Some of its initial success can be credited to the free viewership of the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the absence of a marketing 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 a number of guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following the crash in the internet boom, only one segment of 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 also been very popular and also have been featured in a number of television shows and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.