Home > News > Stripping Newscasters • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Stripping Newscasters

Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will Google uphold its commitment to 'Freedom of Expression' when it comes to organic adult search results?
Yes
  32.84%
No
  67.16%
Out of 204 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Monday, Mar 1, 2004    Text size: 
HONG KONG –Jesse Au King-wai is changing cultural standards here.

The media entrepreneuer has taken a cue from the online Canadian news show nakednews.com and has introduced a new concept that is headed toward controversy.

Au’s “Fire/Ice” news bulletins started broadcasting on Saturday and Sunday nights on one of the many new TV channels springing up in the territory.

Au’s company Lemonation does most of its business creating and distributing children’s animation, selling Japanese manga programming in China.

But his latest production is on Hong Kong’s newest adult digital TV channel, where Au says he is intent on breaking as many taboos as possible.

“People have been talking about doing this sort of thing for a long time but they just couldn’t get over the cultural obstacles,” Au told the South China Morning Post. “Hong Kong can be very conservative when it comes to sex.”

Au says it’s almost impossible to find local adult content because so few people are willing to appear in it. Most of Hong Kong’s adult channels are filled with content from Japan or Korea.

“Hong Kong is a small place and it’s difficult to find girls who are prepared to go naked on TV because there is a chance they will be seen by people they know,” Au said. “It’s not like in Japan, which is a big country and girls from one part of it can appear on TV and not be recognized people in any other part of the country.”

The first show on Saturday featured 18-year old Chan Long, who strips through the five-minute program until she is completely naked.

Au, who also doubles as chief news writer, said he is simply presenting a new way of presenting “often tired forms of programming” and admits the programming may bend the region’s social rules.

“Hong Kong people are conservative in that they don’t like to speak about sex, but with so many people using prostitutes here it’s obvious that these sorts of things go on,” he said.

The 3-year-old nakednews.com website, which bills itself as the site “with nothing to hide,” gets its information from regular news wires and uses writers and directors to produce the newscast but none of them have any background in journalism, the company said. Nakednews.com charges $9.95 each month.

With “Fire/Ice,” Au said that he is planning for male readers on the show as well.

“There is a niche market for gay men,” he said.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

A Man’s World: Male Sex Toy Sales Continue Upward Trajectory

For many years, the very idea of a “male sex toy” was regarded by most people as something of a joke. The term brought to mind images of cheap, rubberized blowup dolls and their ludicrous puckered... More »

Sexual Enhancement Products and Shifting Consumer Attitudes

Over the history of the sexual enhancement products market, there have been two constants on which you can rely: strong sales and outrageous marketing claims. Whether the miracle promised by the manufacturers... More »

Mobile Traffic: Leading The Market Or Falling Behind?

Mobile traffic continues to generate much better sales rations than desktop traffic, and while the overall volume has not yet equalized, even on a smaller amount of traffic mobile can outperform larger... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CatalystCon West

Sep 11 - Sep 14
Los Angeles, California

International Lingerie Show

Sep 15 - Sep 17
Las Vegas, Nevada

Webmaster Access Amsterdam

Sep 19 - Sep 22
Amsterdam, Holland

The European Summit

Sep 22 - Sep 25
Prague, Czech Republic
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!