This is about the television channel. For the company which previously owned the channel, see DogeTV (company).
On February 28, 2017, DogeTV initiated an aborted merge with Cartoon Network ROBLOX to operate under the new name Cartoon Network DogeTV. The merge was later called off due to reasons unknown, and CNR was later acquired by Lava Lamp Entertainment. On May 18, 2017, the channel was acquired by rTV Networks, which makes the network a sister to rTV3.
DogeTV was founded on September 16, 2014. Due to the obscurity of the channel at the time, nothing is left of this era for historical reference. An internal dispute between the multiple members of DogeTV split the channel, leading to its closure on December 29, 2014.
On the August 28, 2016, DogeTV's original owner, SuperLol211, relaunched the channel, with a new look designed by the Robloxian television company TE (now known as 3view). It featured updated visuals similar to that of the Cartoon Network CHECKit 4.0 era. The channel began to broadcast carttoons available freely on YouTube, such as Bravest Warriors and Eddsworld.
On February 27, 2017, DogeTV made its official leap into the Robloxian television industry by announcing two new services: digiBLOCKS, a premium television service similar to roTV and 3view, and the dTV Network, a network of channels dedicated to the best of ROBLOX TV. However, on March 1, 2017, SuperLol211 announced that the dTV Network concept would be scrapped, as the content spread out across networks was "confusing and unorganised". DogeTV would later try and fail again to expand in April 2017.
On May 18, 2017, SuperLol211 left the Robloxian television industry due to conflicting views on Robloxian television content rights; he announced that DogeTV would be transferred to BenzBot's rTV Networks. Immediately following rTVN's acquisition of the channels, rTVN initiated plans to convert the channel to a free-to-air children's channel, likely showing reruns and encores of rTV3 programming. While rTVN took control of the channel's Twitter account and branding, they have not stated as to whether or not they will use the existing DogeTV website or its space at TheMagRBLX's MediaCentre development. Additionally, rTVN plans to move DogeTV to Original Livestream (which the company's other channels already use). A stream was allocated for the new DogeTV on Original Livestream (using a feed from one of the former roChannels) on May 27, 2017. Due to the reuse, rTVN has opted not to make a stream link available for DogeTV, and instead make the channel free-to-air on existing premium television platforms.
On May 21, 2017, channel creator SuperLol211 regained 5% of the channel, in the form of a stake owned by his new venture, Robloxian Telecasting Company. This stake later increased to 20% on June 5, 2017. Following the sale of RTC to Lava Lamp Entertainment on June 16, 2017, it was initially unclear what the company intended to do with RTC's 20% stake in the network. Ultimately, on June 28, 2017, Lava Lamp sold the stake to SuperLol's new company RNT Networks.
Under rTV Networks ownership Edit
Currently, rTV Networks has not confirmed any programming for DogeTV, however, it's likely that programming will be shared from rTV3's extensive library of content. On May 18, 2017, as rTVN acquired DogeTV, rTVN gave away the rights to Bravest Warriors and Eddsworld to Lava Lamp Entertainment for their channels, but they will continue to air on DogeTV until Lava Lamp makes a decision on where to air them.
Prior to rTV Networks ownershipEdit
Current at the time of transfer Edit
- Bravest Warriors (2016-present)
- Eddsworld (2016-present)
- Gravity Falls (2017-present)
- Steven Universe (2017-present)
- Belle and Tina Are Time Travellers (2016)
- Welcome to Showside (2016)
- DogeTV News (2017)
- We Bare Bears (2017, moved to Cartoon Everything)