News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are definitely the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking like they would go to sleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The advent of satellite and cable television changed everything and made the business 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 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 which 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 required to know from the world of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and provide for their viewers not only games but also sports reviews, statistical game analysis, player updates and their performance reviews as well.
Most of these sport shows do compete against each other 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 do everything to stay at the top.
One such news provider that made a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. The program was released as being a web 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 continues to be a part of Naked News. Most of its initial success could 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 through the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from one to eight female anchors. The show also brought in several guest anchors to keep the format interesting. Following the crash of the internet boom, only one segment on the program could possibly be viewed for free and eventually 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 very popular and also have been featured in a number of tv programs and have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.