News channels have undergone plenty of change over the past few years. Some news programs have gone on to changing their formats, look and also have introduced more appealing, intelligent and witty news presenters in order to get more viewership and garner more revenues. The traditional weather girl from the news channels has always conjured up the image of a very beautiful, attractive and sensual woman delivering the weather report. Naked News has gotten this element of sensuality one step further and has naked women doling out the weather report!
Naked News calls itself a program which has “nothing to hide”. This web subscription program features a complete and full television newscast. The program is arranged in Toronto and it is aired daily each episode being of twenty five minutes. The highlight of this show is the fact that 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 has 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 being a subscription based web news service that boasted of an all female cast. The first anchor of Naked News was Victoria Sinclair who, during those times was the sole anchor for the show and presented all the segments including weather, sports, entertainment etc. As the show gained popularity, the numbers of anchors increased and presently consists of eight female presenters and also have guest anchors featuring at the same time. With no marketing gimmick or strategy, this web site became popular only through word of mouth, soon transforming into a frequented web destination.
This website received almost six million hits within a month during its initial days. An enormous contributor to its popularity was its free viewership since the site was supported entirely by advertising. Post 2002, just one of the news segments could be seen totally free and after 2004, the site became a paid one. Again in 2008 two segments on 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 country. However, the producers hope that they’ll be able to show more in the future. The Naked News expansion mode continued with the launch of Naked News Italia in 2008.
Naked news presenters have been extremely popular and have been featured in a number of tv shows such as The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, as well as the View etc. They have also made several appearances on Entertainment Tonight and ET Insider. These presenters have been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines including Playboy and TV Guide.
To become a member of Naked News you have to be above eighteen years old and get access to an every day feed of features, news and reports that are gathered from all across the world.