"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" Debuts on iTunes with Iconic Guests & Classic Moments Available for Generations to Come

"Best of" Compilations from 30 Years of Archival Moments and 16 Edited Episodes Newly Available; Over 50 Alert Tones also Available for the First-time Ever

Jul 23, 2013, 09:00 ET from Carson Entertainment Group

LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time ever, the "Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" content is available for digital download on iTunes (http://www.iTunes.com/JohnnyCarson).  The "Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" aired for 30 years from 1962-1992 and was once responsible for over 23% of NBC's profits. Now, Carson Entertainment Group has announced the arrival of over 15 hours of the "Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" video content, and 50 Alert Tones are readily available for download.  Each individual TV show download is priced at $1.99, with the exception of the "Best of" compilations, which are $2.99 each.  Volume one is listed at $14.99, and Volume two at $19.99.  Both volumes can be bought in a special bundle package for $29.99. The alert tones cost $0.99 each.

"Johnny would be thrilled to see his legacy transcend generations," said Jeff Sotzing, President of Carson Entertainment Group.  "We always believed in sharing such universal content.  Technology has allowed us to showcase the archive that we worked so hard to preserve. Johnny is simply the greatest and his influence will last forever."

The "Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" compilations are now available for download on iTunes (http://www.iTunes.com/JohnnyCarson):

Volume One:

  • The Best of the 60s and 70s
  • The Best of the 70s and 80s
  • The Best of the 80s and 90s
  • Johnny Goes Home
  • The Next to Last Episode
  • The Final Show
  • Stand-up Comedians
  • Animal Hijinks

Volume Two:

  • Sixteen edited episodes featuring some of Johnny's favorite and most famous guests, including Don Rickles, Jay Leno, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld, Betty White, David Letterman, Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, Eddie Murphy, and Ellen DeGeneres, in one of her first TV appearances ever, and many more!

Alert Tones
For the first time ever, consumers across the globe can hear Johnny and Ed McMahon's voices with 50 Alert Tones available on the ®iTunes Alert Tones catalog.  Classic show catchphrases like "Here's Johnny!", "Hi-yo!", and "We'll be right back" can be downloaded directly exclusively on iTunes!   The alert tones also include quotes from some of Johnny's most famous characters, such as Carnac the Magnificent and Floyd R. Turbo. Alert tones are priced at $0.99 each.  

About Carson Entertainment Group
Carson Entertainment Group controls the licensing rights to the "Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." All of the Tonight Shows recorded between 1962 through 1992 have been cataloged and carefully preserved and are available for a variety of licensing arrangements. CEG licenses clips from the "Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" which have been used in numerous television series and specials. Segments from The Tonight Show have been used in feature films such as FargoTalk To Me, and Watchmen - as well as in commercials, including the 2008 Macy's "150th Year Anniversary" ad campaign.

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SOURCE Carson Entertainment Group