• Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

    Watch The Mamas And The Papas’ 1968 Performance On ‘Ed Sullivan’

    A 1968 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show by the Mamas and the Papas is the latest clip from the series to be shared on streaming services. The archives of the famous and massively influential show were opened up to the public under the digital rights agreement announced in June between UMe and SOFA Entertainment. The vocal quartet were on the June 22, 1968 edition to sing “Twelve Thirty,” a track from their fourth studio album The Papas and the Mamas, which had been released the month...
  • Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

    Watch Jackie, Mantle, Mays on Ed Sullivan

    Jackie Robinson again grips a bat, his muscles bulging through his suit jacket. Eight days after announcing his retirement from baseball, Mickey Mantle speaks in what surely was his first major public appearance since leaving the game. Willie Mays, always the entertainer, unintentionally prompts laughter from the studio audience. These arresting images, all more than a half-century old, can be seen via streaming video on The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel. Nearly everybody possessing or approaching senior-citizen status or who maintains ample pop-culture knowledge recognizes Sullivan’s impact....
  • Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

    “The Ed Sullivan Show” YouTube Channel Hits A Grand Slam

    Just in time for the planned return of a historic abbreviated baseball season, The Ed Sullivan Show's official YouTube channel hits it out of the park with the official worldwide streaming premieres of baseball legends Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays, offering viewers batting tips, and Mickey Mantle, who makes a major career announcement. These full segments join the streaming universe to live on forever more than 50 years after they first aired as part of the UMe agreement with SOFA Entertainment Inc. for the global digital rights to The Ed Sullivan Show, which encompasses the influential television program's historic 23-year primetime run on...
  • Thursday, July 9th, 2020

    Things To Do This Weekend

    A week after Jerry Stiller died in May, “The Ed Sullivan Show” YouTube channel uploaded several performances by Stiller and his wife, comedy partner and fellow Brooklyn native, Anne Meara, which appeared on the TV variety series in the 1960s and early ’70s. This release allowed fans to experience anew the couple’s onscreen chemistry, whether they were playing fictionalized versions of themselves or a reporter and a woman on the street. Until recently, anyone searching for footage from “The Ed Sullivan Show,” which was must-see TV in the ’50s and ’60s, had to settle for low-resolution bootlegs or...
  • Friday, June 12th, 2020

    Iconic ‘Ed Sullivan’ Performances Of Jackson 5, Supremes, Marvin Gaye Finally Go Online

    We’ve got a reeeally big show headed to the internet. A trove of digitally restored clips from “The Ed Sullivan Show” will arrive online during the next three years, reviving more than 10,000 long-buried performances and guest appearances from the iconic variety show. The global streaming project launched this month with seven clips on YouTube and other platforms — a Motown-dominated batch of videos that includes performances by Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 and Temptations and Gladys Knight & the Pips.
  • Friday, June 12th, 2020

    Universal Inks Global Deal With Sofa Entertainment For Iconic Catalog From ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

    Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), the global catalog division of Universal Music Group (UMG), has inked a deal with SOFA Entertainment Inc. for the global digital rights to The Ed Sullivan Show library, which encompasses the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run on CBS. This marks the first time that Ed Sullivan Show performance and guest segments will be officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide. Launching today (June 12) on The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel, the first segments...
  • Friday, June 12th, 2020

    UMe & Sofa Entertainment Bring Vintage Ed Sullivan Show Clips to Streaming for the First Time

    For 23 years, Ed Sullivan brought his “really big show” into millions of homes on Sunday nights, introducing acts like The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Supremes, The Rolling Stones, The Jackson 5 and countless others to mainstream America. Now, almost 50 years after the last episode of The Ed Sullivan Show aired in June 1971, fans can stream classic full performances for the first time via a deal Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) has made with Sofa Entertainment for the global digital rights for the variety program’s library. Sofa Entertainment has owned the voluminous catalog, which covers more than 1050...
  • Friday, June 12th, 2020

    Large Trove of History-Making ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Archives to Stream Online

    A trove of historic TV performances by The Supremes, The Jackson 5, The Beach Boys and others on “The Ed Sullivan Show” will be made available around the world starting on Friday under a deal to bring the program’s large archive to online streaming. Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), a unit of Vivendi’s Universal Music Group, purchased global digital rights to the long-running U.S. variety show and will offer full-length performances for viewing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” YouTube channel and Sullivan’s show aired on Sunday nights...