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 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 conjured up the picture of a very beautiful, attractive and sensual woman delivering the weather report. Naked News has gotten this aspect of sensuality one step further and it has naked women dishing 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 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 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 that show and presented all the segments including weather, sports, entertainment etc. Since the show gained popularity, the numbers of anchors increased and presently includes eight female presenters and also have guest anchors featuring as well. 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. A huge contributor to its popularity was its free viewership as the site was supported entirely by advertising. Post 2002, just one of the news segments could possibly be seen for free and after 2004, the site became a paid one. Again in 2008 two segments of the show can be viewed free of charge.
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 internet. Naked News Japans presenters do not strip completely, because of the stringent broadcasting norms of the nation. However, the producers hope that they’ll 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 have been extremely popular and have been featured in several television shows including the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and The View etc. They have also made several appearances on Entertainment Tonight and ET Insider. These presenters have also 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 gain access to an every day feed of features, news and reports which are gathered from all across the world.