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 go to sleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights of 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 much more category specific and so 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 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 preferred sports. A number of media giants went ahead into several alliances to achieve 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 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 to the channel, they actually do everything to stay at the top.
One particular news provider that made 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 in this program was that the presenters stripped when they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with merely one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the sections of the program. She continues to be a 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 lack 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 several guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash in the internet boom, only one segment on 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 also been extremely popular and also have been featured in several tv programs and also have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.