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 hours of programming, since 1990.

Read more at Billboard.