CRACKLE ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS SHOW HOSTED THIS SUMMER BY INTERNET SENSATION, IAN HECOX
PART OF THE SMOSH DUO, HECOX TO FRONT 'THIS WEEK ON,' A UNIQUE BLEND OF HUMOR AND HEART TO DEBUT THIS MAY ON NEWLY LAUNCHED SPOTLIGHT CHANNEL
New York, April 19, 2017 -- At an upfront presentation today, Crackle, a Sony Network, revealed plans to launch a new vertical on the free, ad-supported streaming service called CRACKLE SPOTLIGHT. Already home to a multiplex suite of genre destinations including Fandom, Comedy, Action, Drama and more, this newest addition will provide a home to a new weekly series, "This Week On" hosted by Internet sensation Ian Hecox. Best known to audiences as part of the comedic duo SMOSH, Hecox and his partner Anthony Padilla began posting videos to YouTube over 12 years ago and to date, their channel has over six billion views and 22 million subscribers making it the 7th most subscribed channel on YouTube. "This Week On" will debut in May.
Ian Hecox is the co-founder of the online comedy enterprise Smosh. Together with his childhood friend Anthony Padilla, they write, direct, and star in the comedy sketches they have been creating since 2005. They have amassed over 6 billion views and over 22 million subscribers on their Smosh YouTube channel. They have also starred in Smosh: The Movie (2015), Angry Birds The Movie (2016), and Ghostmates (2016) among other things.