News channels have undergone a huge amount of change over the past number of years. Some news programs have gone onto changing their formats, look and have introduced more appealing, intelligent and witty news presenters to acheive more viewership and garner more revenues. The traditional weather girl of the news channels has always created the picture of a very beautiful, attractive and sensual woman delivering the weather report. Naked News has taken this element of sensuality a step further and has naked women dishing out the weather report!
Naked News calls itself a program which has “nothing to hide”. This web subscription program carries a complete and full television newscast. The program is arranged in Toronto and is aired daily each episode being of 25 minutes. The highlight in this show is that the female or male anchors either read the news completely naked or they strip while they read their specified segments, including weather, sports, entertainment, current affairs etc. It’s been noted that irrespective of the news presenters gender, the viewership of Naked News remains predominantly male.
Naked News made its debut in 2000 as a subscription based web news service that boasted of an all female cast. The very first anchor of Naked News was Victoria Sinclair who, at that time was the only anchor for the show and presented every one of the segments including weather, sports, entertainment etc. Since the show became popular, the numbers of anchors increased and presently consists of eight female presenters and additionally have guest anchors featuring at the same time. With no marketing gimmick or strategy, this website became popular only through word of mouth, soon becoming a frequented web destination.
This site received almost six million hits within a month during its initial days. An enormous cause of its popularity was its free viewership since the site was supported entirely by advertising. Post 2002, only one of the news segments could possibly be seen totally free and after 2004, the site became a paid one. Again in 2008 two segments of the show can be viewed for free.
Naked News launched Naked New Japan in 2006, in colaboration with eGalaxy and Sunrise Corp. eGalaxy was the owner of Naked News and Sunrise Corp was a seller of services and goods over the web. Naked News Japans presenters do not strip completely, owing to the stringent broadcasting norms of the nation. However, the producers hope that they will be able to show more down the road. The Naked News expansion mode continued with the launch of Naked News Italia in 2008.
Naked news presenters happen to be very popular and have been featured in several tv shows such as The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, as well as the View etc. They’ve also made several appearances on Entertainment Tonight and ET Insider. These presenters have also been featured in several newspapers and magazines such as Playboy and TV Guide.
To become a member of Naked News one has to be above eighteen years of age and get access to a daily feed of features, news and reports which are gathered all across the world.