Tooning Out The News                      & Caller Cloud®

Tooning Out the News Premieres with Caller Cloud® Virtual Guests 

Premiering in April 2020 and executive produced by Stephen Colbert, "Tooning Out The News" is a new format of political satire that the VCC helps to produce. The Late Night Cartoon's team faced a challenge of connecting their cast members with remote guests, getting studio-quality audio, video, lighting and framing of their interaction and delivering it almost instantly to their remote editing teams for same day air.

VCC created an entirely new configuration and service called "Caller Cloud-SOLO" pairing a hosted endpoint (nothing to buy or install) with a conference system, permitting the cartoon "cast" members and production team to remotely interact with the guest with VCC's usual exceptional quality and white-glove service. EavesDrop™ was used for automated recording and delivery of content to the edit room.
High-quality, low latency interaction between remotely connected cast members, guests, and production team, coupled with broadcast-quality recordings automatically delivered directly to edit rooms within minutes of the interview. Late Night Cartoons has renewed the agreement 7 times!

2021 Emmy's

Brian Maffet

Tooning out the News
“I want to add an important part of what you do for us – We can trust you to take care of our guests in a professional manner and would have to hire a whole team to replace you. It’s so much more than tech – it’s the service side that is key and one of the reasons we use you.”

Congratulations to our friends at

Tooning Out the News 

Congratulations to our friends at Tooning Out the News on their Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Variety Series. We were initially surprised by the request for allow cartoon cast members interact with their remote guests, but with CBS and Stephen Colbert behind the effort, we knew the show would “draw” a crowd. Thank you for letting us continue to support your ingenuity and good luck at the Emmy’s!

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