News channels have undergone a huge amount of change over the past number of years. Some news programs have gone on to changing their formats, look and have introduced more attractive, intelligent and witty news presenters in order to get more viewership and garner more revenues. The conventional weather girl of the news channels has always conjured up the image of a very beautiful, attractive and sensual woman delivering the weather report. Naked News has taken this aspect of sensuality one step further and has naked women doling out the weather report!
Naked News calls itself a program that has “nothing to hide”. This web subscription program carries 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 in this show is that the male or female 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 regardless of this 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 first anchor of Naked News was Victoria Sinclair who, at that time was the only anchor for that show and presented every one of the segments including weather, sports, entertainment etc. As the show became popular, the numbers of anchors increased and presently consists of eight female presenters and also have guest anchors featuring as well. With no marketing gimmick or strategy, this website became popular only through word of mouth, soon transforming into 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 be seen totally free and after 2004, the site became a paid one. Again in 2008 two segments of the show could 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 don’t strip completely, because of the stringent broadcasting norms of the nation. However, the producers hope that they’ll be able to show more in the future. The Naked News expansion mode continued together with the launch of Naked News Italia in 2008.
Naked news presenters have been very popular and also have been featured in several tv shows including 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 several newspapers and magazines such as Playboy and TV Guide.
To turn into a member of Naked News one has to be above eighteen years of age and gain access to a daily feed of features, news and reports that are gathered all across the world.