e.tv recently started broadcasting the adult news show Naked News where the female anchors either read the news fully nude or strip as they present their news segments.
Naked News describes itself as “the program with nothing to hide” and is better known as a subscription website service rather than a traditional TV broadcast offering.
e.tv spokesperson Vasili Vass said that they will broadcast Naked News every Friday night/Saturday morning after their 10pm movie for the next twelve weeks.
Vass pointed out that the show is an advertiser funded programme and is in no way associated with eNews.
“e.tv will broadcast the magazine programme covering topics like the arts, entertainment and movie reviews to online advice, cooking or exercise,” said Vass.
Vass added that it is too early to gauge response to the show with only one broadcast having aired. “The channel has received some complaints about the nudity,” said Vass.
Naked News online in South Africa
The Naked News Internet subscription service launched in South Africa in April/May 2010, offering both mobile and standard Internet subscriptions.
The Film and Publication Board (FPB) were quick to slam the service, saying that they view the launch of locally produced Naked News as a serious risk to children due to the high possibility of premature exposure of children to adult material.
“At a mere R10 subscription fee per week via cell phones and online, children can access the material distributed through Naked News. The FPB is outraged at the level of ease at which Naked News has made it possible for children to be able to consume this material,” the FPB said at the time.
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