News channels have undergone a huge amount of change over the past few years. Some news programs have gone onto changing their formats, look and also have introduced more appealing, intelligent and witty news presenters to acheive 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 dishing 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 is aired daily each episode being of twenty five minutes. The highlight of 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 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 first anchor of Naked News was Victoria Sinclair who, during those times was the only anchor for that show and presented all 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 also have guest anchors featuring as well. Devoid of marketing gimmick or strategy, this web site 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. A huge cause of its popularity was its free viewership as 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 of the show could be viewed free of charge.
Naked News launched Naked New Japan in 2006, in association 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, owing to the stringent broadcasting norms of the nation. However, the producers hope that they will 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 also have been featured in a number of 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 including Playboy and TV Guide.
To become a member of Naked News one has 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.