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 fall asleep at any time, would drone on giving the highlights on the days events. The arrival of satellite and cable television changed everything and created 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 information in their specific spheres. Sports, entertainment, current affairs, all began to be hosted at their very own specific domains and catered for their selected audience.
Sports have always had a huge fan base and enthusiasts are invariably keen on sourcing information regarding their favorite sports. Several media giants went ahead into several alliances to gain 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 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 and their performance reviews as well.
A large number of 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 at the 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 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 remains a part of Naked News. Most of its initial success can be credited towards 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 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, just one segment of the program could possibly be viewed free of charge and eventually by 2004 the complete program was turned into a members only one with no segments available for free access.
The naked sports news presenters have also been very popular and have been featured in a number of tv programs and have been featured in several newspapers and magazines.