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Lava Lamp Entertainment is a Robloxian television organization owned by WeepinnWillow. The company owns multiple television channels and other assets, such as premium television service Amicable, the Lava Sports sports programming division, and others. The company has also been a primary member of the Roblox Television Networks Group since May 1, 2017.

History

Lava Lamp's beginnings can be traced back to 2011 with the launch of Cartoon Everything, Willow's first venture into Livestream broadcasting. The channel was initially part of an underground YouTube fad where people created clones of Cartoon Network due to the real network's line-up of live action programming at the time (in spite of the channel's name). Cartoon Everything was shut down in 2013, but was relaunched in 2016 to serve as the main children's programming arm of Lava Lamp. It is currently one of the last surviving channels that grew out of the YouTube fad, and one of the oldest channels in Robloxian television (although initially, it wasn't an "official" channel in the industry). It was also the first Robloxian television network to broadcast 24 hours at launch; it remained that way until its initial closure in 2013.

Further developments of the company also come from WeepinnWillow's deal with rTV Networks to create rTV Max, a channel that Lava Lamp owns a 50% stake of. That channel currently serves as one of the two flagship Lava Lamp channels, the other being Harmony.

Lava Lamp as a company was founded on October 23, 2016, initially owning only Willow's 50% stake in rTV Max and two other channels: Joystick and KawaiiTV. Several other channels were announced in the days after the company's launch; Sopusia (later renamed Harmony), Talker and the Lava Sports channels. Cartoon Everything was also revived to serve as the main children's programming arm of the company. The company also created the premium television service Amicable, of which Sopusia, Talker and the Lava Sports channels are currently exclusive to. However, the company has stated that they would be willing to have Talker carried on other systems. The company also announced their first plans; their main focuses would be placed initially on rTV Max, Sopusia, Cartoon Everything and FMC in the channel department while also focusing on the Amicable service. The second wave consists of Joystick, KawaiiTV, Talker and Lava Sports. They have stated that Cartoon Everything would most likely be the first launch as "70% of the programming library is already ready to go"; the company estimates that it will be up by mid to late November 2016 (and possibly as soon as early November). The company also expressed interest in entering the ROBLOXiwood industry.

On November 6, 2016, Lava Lamp announced that they had settled on a final name for Sopusia; Harmony, and announced the first original program for one of their channels, place review show Placemania! for Harmony.

On January 22, 2017, Lava Lamp laid out their plans for network launching: Cartoon Everything and the Amicable service will launch first, followed by KawaiiTV, FMC and Joystick. The company will then focus its attention on Harmony and Talker before rolling out the Lava Sports-related channels.

On April 23, 2017, Lava Lamp acquired 50% of Bloxia's Cartoon Network Roblox and the Roblox Olympics Committee was established. Almost a week later, Lava Lamp acquired the former assets of Kurbo Paintball League and Blockland Premier League. On May 1, 2017, the company became a primary member of the Roblox Television Networks Group, marking the first time in three years the corporation had four primary members.

As 2017 went on, Lava Lamp continued to expand, acquiring several channels such as Cartoon Network from TheMagRBLX and RT1/RT2 from SuperLol211 (via the acquisition of the Robloxian Telecasting Company. They also launched multiple new channels, such as Boing and Destination Robloxia. The company also took control of Blox Flickz for a period of time during the summer of 2017. The company also entered the Roblox film industry.

Assets

Lava Lamp's current assets consist of:

Television channels

Cartoon Everything

Main article: Cartoon Everything

Owned from: August 2011 - 2013 (as an independent channel), October 2016 - present (Lava Lamp Entertainment) Cartoon Everything is the oldest channel owned by Lava Lamp Entertainment, being created in August 2011. It is the children's programming arm of Lava Lamp Entertainment. The channel is primarily based off of 2004-2007 Cartoon Network, complete with CN's "City" branding being used for the channel.

rTV Max

Main article: rTV Max

Owned from: January 2015 - October 2016 (WeepinnWillow, 50%), October 2016 - present (Lava Lamp Entertainment, 50%) rTV Max is one of the company's two flagship channels, the other being Harmony. It is a joint venture between Lava Lamp and rTV Networks. The channel is positioned, according the other owner of the channel, as a "series channel"; consisting of sitcoms and dramas.

Joystick

Main article: Joystick

Owned from: October 2016 - present

Joystick focuses on game-related programming. It was inspired by the now-defunct IRL television channel G4, however it also takes elements from GSN as of its January 2017 refocus into games in general; while it still broadcasts video game-related programming, game shows will be incorporated into the lineup as well, starting with Robloxian Ninja Warrior.

KawaiiTV

Main article: KawaiiTV

Owned from: October 2016 - present

KawaiiTV is an action and anime-based channel, which currently broadcasts Attack on Titan, Naruto, One Piece, Death Note, Fairy Tail, Bleach, Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Super, Air, Durarara!! and Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan all completely uncut. Lava Lamp also stated that Ninja Warrior could also have been aired on KawaiiTV (Lava Lamp later began development on a variant of the show, initially for rTV before announcing it as a Joystick original series).

FMC

Main article: FMC

Owned from: October 2016 - present

FMC is a music-based channel primarily focusing on "alternative" music, such as metalcore and alternative rock. It also broadcasts a limited amount of late 80's to early 2000's rap, as well as classic pop and alternative music-related programming.

FMC Classic
Main article: FMC Classic

Owned from: March 2017 - present

Originally owned by Gavent Networks, Lava Lamp Entertainment acquired RMT Classic from the company on March 31, 2017 during the former company's closure, along with a license to use the RMT name from rTV Nerworks. The channel is focused on airing classic music videos from the early 1970's to late 1990's. Following the acquisition, Lava Lamp rebranded the channel as FMC Classic on April 8, 2017. On April 27, 2017, LLE effectively put the network on the back burner for the time being, saying the success of FMC would determine whether or not FMC Classic would launch.

Harmony

Main article: Harmony

Owned from: October 2016 - present

Harmony is one of the company's two flagship channels, the other being rTV Max. It broadcasts general entertainment programming and was exclusive to the company's Amicable service until the company gave the go-ahead for the channel to be carried on BBS Player. The official channel's name was announced as Harmony on November 6, 2016, along with its first program, Placemania!, a place review show.

Talker

Main article: Talker

Owned from: October 2016 - present

Talker focuses on Robloxian talk shows. It is currently exclusive to the company's Amicable service, although they have said that they will offer it to other providers (as of January 21, 2017, BBS Player now carries the channel).

Lava Sports (1 and 2)

Main article: Lava Sports 1
Main article: Lava Sports 2

Owned from: October 2016 - present (Lava Sports 1 and 2), October 2016 - April 2017 (Lava Sports 3)

The two channels owned by the company through their Lava Sports division. Lava Sports 1 focuses on all non-combat sports as well as reality programs related to sports, Lava Sports 2 features sports news and Lava Sports 1 overflow programming, and Lava Sports 3 focused on combat sports such as MMA fighting and ro-wrestling before it was shut down (Lava Lamp initially said that it was created as they felt that the majority of combat sports would feel "out of place" in LS1 and LS2's planned content). Lava Sports 3 was closed on April 6, 2017 due to redundancy.

Boomerang

Main article: Boomerang

Owned from: April 2017 - present

Boomerang is a children's oriented network showing classic cartoons from the 1960's to early 1990's. It is a spinoff of Cartoon Everything and is based off of the IRL channel of the same name.

Lava Lamp confirmed the existance of Boomerang on April 14, 2017 following its addition to RoTV, after it had been previously only rumored.

Cartoon Network Roblox

Main article: Cartoon Network

Owned from: April 2017 (50%), April 2017 - May 21, 2017 (45%), May 21, 2017 - July 2017 (90%), July 2017 - present (100%)

Originally owned solely by TheMagRBLX's Bloxia, Lava Lamp acquired a 50% stake in the channel on April 23, 2017. It is the Robloxian version of Cartoon Network.

On April 30, 2017, Bloxia took back 5% of the network from Lava Lamp and reallocated it to DogeTV. When the DogeTV company closed, Bloxia took the 5%, leaving them with 55%. On May 21, 2017, however, Lava Lamp acquired the rights to the Cartoon Network Roblox name as well as 90% of the current CNR feed, which remains under the control of Bloxia.

As of July 2017, Lava Lamp possesses full control of Cartoon Network Roblox. On November 12, 2017, Lava Lamp announced that Cartoon Network Roblox would be shut down on December 31, 2017.

Exchange

Main article: Exchange

Owned from: May 2017 - November 2017 (90%)

Exchange is a public broadcasting network that Lava Lamp owns a 90% stake in as of May 2, 2017 with the other 10% being held by the Robloxian Broadcasting Exchange, despite the fact Lava Lamp had left the RBE itself a day prior (they later rejoined).

As of November 22, 2017, Lava Lamp has relinquished its 90% stake of the network to the RBE.

Destination Robloxia

Main article: Destination Robloxia

Owned from: July 2017 - present

Destination Robloxia was officially announced on July 22, 2017 at that summer's RTNG MediaCon. The channel is focused on Robloxian culture and lifestyle programming, inspired by the Roblox Television Networks Group's failed RTN6 proposal.

The News Network

Main article: The News Network

Owned from: July 2017 - present

The News Network was officially announced on July 22, 2017 at that summer's RTNG MediaCon. The channel is dedicated to news and opinion programming, competing with other networks such as Blox News Channel and AAK News. However, TNN tends to focus on politics much less than its two main competitors do.

YTV

Main article: YTV

Owned from: July 2017 - present

YTV was officially announced on July 22, 2017 at that summer's RTNG MediaCon. Taking its name from the Canadian channel of the same name, the network focuses on generalist children's programming (both live-action and animated). It is one of the two flagship children's brands of the company, the other being Cartoon Everything.

Chillnet

Main article: Chillnet

Owned from: July 2017 - present

Chillnet was officially announced on July 22, 2017 at that summer's RTNG MediaCon. Lava Lamp's first teen-oriented channel, it competes with Rnetwork and RN2. The channel is set to feature both Robloxian and IRL programming.

Boing

Main article: Boing

Owned from: July 2017 - present

Boing was officially announced on July 22, 2017 at that summer's RTNG MediaCon. The channel is basically Lava Lamp's version of rTV Fun (though Boing had been being in the planning stages long before), featuring repeats of LLE's syndicated IRL children's content, as well as some exclusive series.

ToonToo

Main article: ToonToo

Owned from: July 2017 - present

ToonToo was officially announced on July 22, 2017 at that summer's RTNG MediaCon. The channel is an extention channel to Cartoon Everything, airing both repeats of CE's content and ToonToo-exclusive content.

Cartoonito

Main article: Cartoonito

Owned from: July 2017 - present

Cartoonito was officially announced on July 22, 2017 at that summer's RTNG MediaCon. The channel is designed to compete with JWR Network and features various preschool-oriented programming.

RT1 and RT2

Main article: RT1
Main article: RT2

Owned from: September 2017 - present

RT1 and RT2 were initially generalist channels under the ownership of SuperLol211's Robloxian Telecasting Company. Following RTC's sale to Lava Lamp, RT1 and RT2 were refocused as movie channels, competing primarily with Blox, Blox Flickz, Roblox Movie Channel and BBMN.

Other assets

Lava Sports

Main article: Lava Sports

Owned from: October 2016 - present

Lava Sports is the sports division of Lava Lamp Entertainment, focusing on the production of programs for Lava Sports 1 and Lava Sports 2, which are both owned by the subsidiary itself according to LLE. The company also owns the Roblox Olympics Committee as of April 23, 2017.

Amicable

Main article: Amicable

Owned from: October 2016 - present

Amicable is a premium television service and the second largest in Robloxia by channel amount, only behind roTV with 44 channels on the service. Initially due to launch on February 17, 2017, technical difficulties have postponed the launch.

Get Scared Productions

Main article: Get Scared Productions
GetScaredProductions

Owned from: January 2017 - present

Get Scared Productions is the third oldest unit of the company, behind rTV Max and Cartoon Everything, being founded on December 27, 2015, less than a year before the actual founding of Lava Lamp. Initially, Get Scared Productions and Lava Lamp Entertainment were seperate companies, however Lava Lamp acquired Get Scared Productions on January 24, 2017.

Currently, the company is mostly a holding company and it is known far less than Lava Lamp itself, although two shows are currently being produced by GSP: Wigglemania: The Show and Placemania!.

Blockland Premier League

Owned from: April 2017 - present

Formerly owned by Rush Networks before becoming standalone without an owner for multiple years, Lava Lamp Entertainment acquired both BPL and Kurbo Paintball League on April 29, 2017. The company is the least known unit of Lava Lamp, and is used solely as a holding company for the former assets of both BPL and KPL.

Kurbo Paintball League

Owned from: April 2017 - present

Formerly owned by Rush Networks before becoming standalone without an owner for multiple years, Lava Lamp Entertainment acquired both Blockland Premier League and KPL on April 29, 2017. Lava Lamp considers KPL a part of the Blockland Premier League company and it currently exists solely to hold all KPL assets.

Robloxian Telecasting Company

Owned from: June 2017 - September 2017

Lava Lamp acquired the Robloxian Telecasting Company from founder SuperLol211 on June 16, 2017. On September 2, 2017, RT1 and RT2 officially came under the ownership of Lava Lamp proper and the RTC company was officially shuttered (though rights to the name remain with Lava Lamp).