Customer Story

The Colbert Report

Christie® MicroTiles™ turn visual volume to high on set of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report”

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“The Colbert Report” is a thoroughly over-the-top, satirical take on American neoconservative TV talk show punditry that puts a huge visual emphasis on all things Red, White and Blue.

So when the U.S.-based show’s producers and technical partners started looking for ways to both upgrade and turn the visual volume to high on the award-winning show’s set, Christie® MicroTiles® technology caught their collective eyes.

Just a matter of weeks after the groundbreaking new display technology was formally launched to the AV marketplace, a shipment of the MicroTiles were stacked, connected and turned on as the show started its 2010 season. The Colbert set was the first large commercial installation for Christie’s ground-breaking MicroTiles, which were formally launched in December, 2009.

The redesigned Colbert set has 41 Christie MicroTiles – four vertical columns with stacks of seven MicroTiles each along the backdrop, and three horizontal displays, in 1x4, 1x5 and 1x4 arrays, beneath the host’s desk.

Quick Facts

  • Customer:
    Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report"
  • Partner:
    Videofilm Systems, Inc.
  • Location:
    New York City, NY
  • Configuration:
    41 Christie MicroTiles
    5 External Control Units (ECUs)