News channels have undergone a huge amount of change over the past number of years. Some news programs have gone onto changing their formats, look and also have brought in more appealing, 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 created the picture 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 doling out the weather report!
Naked News calls itself a program which 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 of this show is that the female or male 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 regardless 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 every one of 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 at the same time. Devoid of marketing gimmick or strategy, this website became popular only through word of mouth marketing, soon becoming a frequented web destination.
This website received almost six million hits in a month during its initial days. A huge cause of 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 totally free and after 2004, the site became a paid one. Again in 2008 two segments on the show can 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 internet. Naked News Japans presenters don’t strip completely, because of the stringent broadcasting norms of the country. However, the producers hope that they will 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 very popular and also have been featured in several television shows including the Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, and The View etc. They’ve 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 become a member of Naked News one has to be above eighteen years of age and get access to a daily feed of features, news and reports which are gathered all around the globe.