News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking like they might fall asleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The advent of satellite and cable tv changed everything and made the business 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 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 had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are always interested in sourcing information regarding their favorite sports. Several media giants went ahead into several alliances to achieve greater coverage of sports events which were being held 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 from the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring to their viewers not only games but also 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 on 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 launched as being a web based news service that featured an entire 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 parts of the program. She remains an integral part of Naked News. Some of its initial success can be credited to the free viewership on the channel, which did become immensely popular even in the lack of a marketing and advertising strategy.
They 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 possibly be viewed free of charge and eventually by 2004 the entire program was turned into a members only one with no segments accessible for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have been very popular and also have been featured in a number of tv programs and also have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.