News and news presenting has come a long way. Gone are the scripted times of news reading with news readers, looking like they would fall asleep any moment, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable tv changed everything and made the business of news a major 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 of 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 keen on 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 own 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 in the realm of sports. Now sports channels have dedicated news channels that cover and bring for their viewers not just games but additionally 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 reality. With new interactive show formats, to more engaging, attractive and intelligent presenters to sometimes giving complete makeovers for the channel, they actually do everything to remain on top.
One particular news provider that made a huge influence on news viewing was in the year 2000 when Naked News was released. This 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 when they read the news and presented their segments.
Naked News began with only one anchor, Victoria Sinclair, who presented all the parts of this program. She continues to be a part of Naked News. Some 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 and advertising strategy.
They were popularized by the word-of mouth medium and increased in numbers from one to eight female anchors. The show also brought in a number of guest anchors to help keep the format interesting. Following the crash in the internet boom, just one segment on the program could possibly be viewed free of charge and ultimately 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 extremely popular and have been featured in several television shows and have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines.