The Office star, John Krasinski, has sold his viral Youtube show, Some Good News, to ViacomCBS. According to the New York Post, Krasinski has agreed to license the feel-good news show to Viacom for an undisclosed sum. It is believed that the licensing deal is a big money deal for Krasinski.
While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Krasinski will not be hosting the news program. Some Good News will also be leaving Youtube for the Viacom owned CBS All Access. A new host will be named at a later date.
“Could not be more excited and proud to be partnering with CBS/Viacom to be able to bring ‘Some Good News’ to so many more people,” Krasinski told the Hollywood Reporter in a statement. “From the first episode, our goal was to create a news show dedicated entirely to good news. Never did I expect to be joining the ranks of such a historic news organization as CBS.”
Some Good News has 2.5 million subscribers on Youtube and has over 17 million views. One has to wonder if this deal will allow the program to post clips on Youtube or be exclusively on the CBS All Access app.