News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted times of news reading with news readers, appearing like they would fall asleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable television changed everything and made the business enterprise of news a major 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 own specific domains and catered for their selected audience.
Sports have always experienced 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 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 from the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring to their viewers not just games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates as well as their performance reviews too.
A large number of sports channels do compete against one another trying for greater viewerships and take major efforts to make 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 at the top.
One particular news provider that created a huge impact on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was launched. The program was launched as being 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 while 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 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 and advertising strategy.
These folks were popularized through the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from a single to eight female anchors. The show also introduced a number of guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following a crash of the internet boom, just one segment of the program could be viewed free of charge 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 very popular and also have been featured in a number of television shows and also have also been featured in many newspapers and magazines.