Comedy Central(R) Joins Forces With 'The Colbert Report' To Launch ColbertNation.com
The Ultimate Online Destination and Authority for the
Peabody(R) Award-Winning and Emmy(R)-Nominated Show
Web Site To Feature More Than 2800 Videos Dating Back To 2005, A
Complete Show History, An Online Community, An Extensive Searchable
Database And Much More
New Site Becomes The Hub Of All Things Colbert Featuring Links To
Stephen Colbert-Related Gossip On The Net
ColbertNation.com Launch Is Sponsored By Infiniti And MasterCard
To View Log-On To ColbertNation.com
NEW YORK, Sept. 18 -- The Colbert Nation and
Comedycentral.com are the true mavericks. Forget empty promises, these two
forces working together have embraced change and delivered the new
ColbertNation.com, the ultimate online destination and authority for "The
Colbert Report" fans. The new site reinvents the way in which fans of "The
Colbert Report" can learn about the show, watch videos and become Colbert
Nation "heroes" by participating in the broader online community. The
ColbertNation.com site features video clips from every episode dating back
to 2005, the year that "The Colbert Report" launched, giving viewers a full
screen video experience and a first-hand look back to the meteoric rise of
the South Carolina Presidential candidate Stephen Colbert.
"I'm thrilled with our new Web site. I only wish John McCain knew how
to get there," said Colbert.
"The re-launch of ColbertNation.com unites Stephen's fan community with
the show's complete video archives," said Erik Flannigan, executive vice
president, digital media, COMEDY CENTRAL. "I look forward to more digital
escapades from the Nation as Stephen continues to connect with his audience
through the new Web site."
The new ColbertNation.com is the hub for all things Colbert featuring
links to every Colbert related gossip online. It is the best place to stay
up-to-date on all the latest news and buzz about the show. On the home
page, users can find information about upcoming guests, special events and
on-air stunts like the "Green Screen Challenges." The homepage also
includes an area called "State of the Nation" which not only reflects site
activity like the most recently posted videos, but gives users updates on
everything happening in Colbert's world on and off the show.
ColbertNation.com features a complete video archive of the four seasons
of the Peabody(R) Award-winning and Emmy(R)-nominated "The Colbert Report,"
an improved video viewing experience, extensive tagging, new tools for
discovering video clips and brand new community features. For the
first-time ever, every minute of every season of "The Colbert Report" are
available in video clip form for users to enjoy. Every clip has been
meticulously described and tagged, giving the users the best search
mechanism. With a single click, users can access iconic segments like "The
Word" and "Better Know a District" or they can sculpt their own search by
combining tags -- the power is in their hands. In addition, recommended
collections of videos will be made available to users who are looking for a
fun place to start exploring the world of "The Colbert Report," or users
can browse through all the videos from fan-favorite segments. All clips are
available to be viewed in full screen, embedded on blogs and shared with
friends. The most recent episodes will be available in their original
on-air form with limited commercial interruptions.
ColbertNation.com truly embraces and celebrates the community that
revolves around Stephen Colbert. Members can start their own blog, upload
photos and connect with other fans of "The Colbert Report." They can also
voice their opinion by rating clips, leaving comments and starting
discussions with other members. ColbertNation.com is powered by the Flux
platform which allows visitors to create their own ColbertNation.com
profile, allowing them to interact with other members of the community and
mark out which clips are their favorite.
The launch of ColbertNation.com is sponsored by Infiniti and
"The Colbert Report" airs regularly Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m.
following "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Repeat episodes air
Monday-Thursday at 1:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Friday
at 8:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (all times ET/PT).
"The Colbert Report" is produced by Jon Stewart's Busboy Productions,
Inc. in association with Spartina Productions, Inc. Stewart, Colbert and
Allison Silverman are the executive producers with Meredith Bennett and
Richard Dahm as co-executive producers. Jim Hoskinson is the director. Lou
Wallach and Dan Powell are the executives in charge of production for
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more
than 95 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a
registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of VIACOM
Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet
address is http://www.comedycentral.com.