News channels have undergone plenty of change over the past few years. Some news programs have gone on to changing their formats, look and have brought in more attractive, 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 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 it 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. This program is arranged in Toronto and it is aired daily each episode being of 25 minutes. The highlight of this show is the fact that male or female anchors either read the news completely naked or they strip while they read their specified segments, such as weather, sports, entertainment, current affairs etc. It has been noted that irrespective of this 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 very first anchor of Naked News was Victoria Sinclair who, during those times was the only anchor for the 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 includes eight female presenters and also have guest anchors featuring as well. Devoid of marketing gimmick or strategy, this website shot to popularity only through word of mouth, soon becoming a frequented web destination.
This website received almost six million hits in a month during its initial days. A huge 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 website became a paid one. Again in 2008 two segments on 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 do not strip completely, owing to the stringent broadcasting norms of the nation. However, the producers hope that they will have the ability to show more down the road. 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 television shows including 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 been featured in several newspapers and magazines including 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 which are gathered from all across the world.