• 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...
  • Friday, June 12th, 2020

    Entire ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Catalogue Hits Streaming Platforms

    Nearly 50 years after it aired its final episode in 1971, the legendary Ed Sullivan Show is officially headed to all streaming platforms. From the Beatles’ debut to Elvis Presley to the Rolling Stones, iconic clips and low-resolution bootlegs of the variety show have been available for years, but this marks the first time the entire catalogue will be available digitally — thanks to a deal between UMe and SOFA Entertainment Inc. Seven performances are available now on the show’s official YouTube channel, with new videos rolling out over the next three...
  • Monday, December 2nd, 2019

    50 Years Ago, Muhammad Ali Starred in the Broadway Musical “Buck White”

    Fifty years ago today, Muhammad Ali starred in the the Broadway musical "Buck White." The show lasted for only five days, during the period in which Ali had been stripped of his title and banned from boxing for his refusal to join the Army and fight in Vietnam. Today, it is hard to find any evidence of the show other than his performance of "We Came in Chains" on The Ed Sullivan Show on January 18, 1970.