News channels have undergone plenty of change over the past few years. Some news programs have gone onto changing their formats, look and have brought in 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 created the picture of a very beautiful, attractive and sensual woman delivering the weather report. Naked News has taken this element of sensuality one 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 twenty five minutes. The highlight in 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’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 first anchor of Naked News was Victoria Sinclair who, at that time was the only anchor for the show and presented every one of the segments including weather, sports, entertainment etc. As the show gained popularity, the numbers of anchors increased and presently includes eight female presenters and additionally have guest anchors featuring at the same time. With no marketing gimmick or strategy, this website became popular only through word of mouth, soon becoming 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 as the site was supported entirely by advertising. Post 2002, only one of the news segments could be seen for free and after 2004, the website 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 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 a number of television shows such as 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 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 old and get access to a daily feed of features, news and reports which are gathered from all across the world.