News channels have undergone plenty of change over the past few years. Some news programs have gone onto 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 conventional weather girl from the news channels has always conjured up the image of a very beautiful, attractive and sensual woman delivering the weather report. Naked News has gotten this element of sensuality a 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 features a complete and full television newscast. The program is arranged in Toronto and it 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, 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 first anchor of Naked News was Victoria Sinclair who, at that time was the sole anchor for that show and presented all the segments including weather, sports, entertainment etc. As the show became popular, the numbers of anchors increased and presently consists of eight female presenters and also have guest anchors featuring at the same time. Devoid of marketing gimmick or strategy, this web site became popular only through word of mouth marketing, soon transforming into a frequented web destination.
This site 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 possibly be seen totally 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, owing to the stringent broadcasting norms of the country. 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 happen to be extremely popular and also have been featured in several tv 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 also 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 around the globe.