With Basketball Season Underway, ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ YouTube Channel Premieres A 1957 NCAA All-Stars Clip With Wilt Chamberlain And Elgin Baylor Not Seen Since Its Original Broadcast, Plus A Clip Of The Legendary Harlem Globetrotters

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WITH BASKETBALL SEASON UNDERWAY, ‘THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW’ YOUTUBE CHANNEL PREMIERES A 1957 NCAA ALL-STARS CLIP WITH WILT CHAMBERLAIN AND ELGIN BAYLOR NOT SEEN SINCE ITS ORIGINAL BROADCAST, PLUS  A CLIP OF THE LEGENDARY HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

Iconic Clips From Basketball Superstars Officially Available Worldwide Via Streaming Platforms For The First Time Ever As Part Of The UMe Deal With SOFA Entertainment For Global Digital Rights

 

Santa Monica, CA – August 6, 2020 – With the historic restart of basketball season underway, The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel slam dunks the occasion with the official worldwide streaming premieres of Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor, plus the Harlem Globetrotters. 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 CBS and marks the first time that The Ed Sullivan Show performance and guest segments are officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide.

Wilt Chamberlain’s talents emerged during his freshman year at the University of Kansas. Just two years later, in 1957, and some two decades before the christening of NCAA’s March Madness, Chamberlain was named the Most Valuable Player after a narrow defeat against North Carolina’s one-point lead in triple overtime! In this rare clip — the first time seen since it aired — Ed Sullivan welcomes the 1957 NCAA All-Stars, and Chamberlain stands tall among them. Chamberlain's famous 100-point game was just five years later, in 1962, when he was an NBA superstar. The clip also includes 1957 NCAA All-Star Elgin Baylor, who went on to become the Number One Draft Pick in 1958, NBA Rookie of the Year in 1959, and dazzled Lakers fans for 14 seasons.

Basketball’s stellar showmen, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game in 1927. By the time they appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1965, this pioneering team had one of its members become the first African American player to sign an NBA contract, embarked on its first international tour, and received an Ambassadors of Goodwill letter from the U.S. State Department.

In addition to sports, the voluminous gems in this vast catalog include iconic clips from all aspects of popular culture, many of which have primarily only been available in excerpted versions on EdSullivan.com or as low-resolution digital “bootlegs.” Scores of rarities will continue to be available digitally for the first time and fans can visit The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel and EdSullivan.com for more information.

 

Live On The Ed Sullivan Show YOUTUBE channel basketball schedule:

STREAM LAUNCH

TEAM

DESCRIPTION

AIRDATE

THU 8/6

College Basketball

1957 All-Stars with Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor

March 24, 1957

FRI 8/31

Harlem Globetrotters

Basketball Routine

October 31, 1965

About The Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show is the most popular primetime variety show in American history. For nearly a quarter century, Ed Sullivan hosted the greatest array of talent on television, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. Every Sunday night at 8pm on CBS from 1948-1971, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased a wide variety of pop culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and much more.