The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report both return to Comedy Central with brand new episodes tonight – the first new shows since the Christmas break. Both shows will now be broadcast in high definition for the first time.
Comedy Central’s US channel first went HD in early 2008 but The Daily Show and The Colbert Report stayed in SD. It’s taken a while for the shows to make the transition to HD because all the control rooms had to be updated. Broadcasting Cable says the upgrades we carried out “while continuing to put on a program four times a week”.