News channels have undergone a huge amount of change during the last 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 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 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 is aired daily each episode being of 25 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 irrespective 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 very first anchor of Naked News was Victoria Sinclair who, during those times was the only anchor for the show and presented all the segments including weather, sports, entertainment etc. Since the show gained popularity, the numbers of anchors increased and presently consists of eight female presenters and additionally have guest anchors featuring at the same time. With no marketing gimmick or strategy, this web site shot to popularity only through word of mouth marketing, soon transforming into a frequented web destination.
This website received almost six million hits in 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 website became a paid one. Again in 2008 two segments on 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, owing to 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 together with the launch of Naked News Italia in 2008.
Naked news presenters have been extremely 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 also been featured in numerous newspapers and magazines such as Playboy and TV Guide.
To turn into a member of Naked News one has to be above eighteen years old and get access to a daily feed of features, news and reports that are gathered from all across the world.