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Lava Lamp Entertainment is a Robloxian television organization founded by WeepinnWillow; as of May 18, 2018, majority ownership is held by Willow, with rTV Networks owning a 30% share. The company owns a variety of television channels; some non-television assets owned under WeepinnWillow's initial tenure, such as premium television service Amicable, had either been closed or sold off during a brief period where rTV Networks owned the company in the spring of 2018 (Lava Sports, Blockland Premier League and Kurbo Paintball League remained under LLE ownership). The company has been a primary member of the Roblox Television Networks Group since May 1, 2017, except for the period in which it was owned by rTVN.

History Edit

Early beginnings (2011-2016) Edit

Lava Lamp's beginnings can be traced back to 2011, with the launch of Cartoon Everything (now Toonvision), 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 lineup 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 brand of Lava Lamp. It is currently one of the last surviving channels that grew out of the YouTube fad, and, technically, due to its launch date, one of the oldest channels in the Robloxian television industry (although initially it wasn't an "official" channel within 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 came from WeepinnWillow's deal with rTV Networks to create rTV Max, a channel which Lava Lamp owned a 50% stake in. The channel served as one of the two flagship Lava Lamp channels, the other being Harmony, prior to the rTVN acquisition.

Launch as a company (2016-2017) Edit

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 brand of the company. The company also created the premium television service Amicable, of which Sopusia, Talker and the Lava Sports channels were initially exclusive to (all three are now available on other platforms, such as roTV). The company also announced their first plans; their main focuses would be placed initially on rTV Max, Sopusia, Cartoon Everything and FMC, as well as the then-upstart Amicable service. The second wave would consist of Joystick, KawaiiTV, Talker and Lava Sports. They have stated that Cartoon Everything would likely be the first launch, as "70% of the programming library is already ready to go"; the company initially projected a launch date of mid-to-late November 2016 (possibly as soon as early November). The company also expressed interest in entering the ROBLOXiwood film 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 their first network launches: Cartoon Everything and the Amicable service were set to launch first, followed by KawaiiTV, FMC, and Joystick. The company would then focus its attention on Harmony and Talker before rolling out the Lava Sports channels.

Rise into a major company (2017-2018) Edit

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 alliance has had four primary members.

As 2017 went on, Lava Lamp continued to expand, acquiring several channels such as the remainder of Cartoon Network Roblox it did not already own (from TheMagRBLX) and RT1 and 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 programming control of Blox Flickz for a period of time during the summer of 2017. The company also officially entered the Roblox film industry.

On November 25, 2017, Lava Lamp Entertainment unveiled a new logo.

On January 20, 2018, after a period of inactivity, Lava Lamp owner WeepinnWillow unveiled a restructuring plan to fight the company's inactivity; it is set to primarily focus on Harmony, Cartoon Everything, YTV, Boing and FMC, with The News Network also recieving some attention.

Departure of WeepinnWillow and acquisition by rTV Networks (Early 2018) Edit

In the spring of 2018, WeepinnWillow announced that she planned to leave the Robloxian television industry by the end of the year, in order to focus on her growing music career. On April 9, 2018, operational control of Lava Lamp Entertainment was transferred to rTV Networks, initially on a temporary basis, as WeepinnWillow was forced to take a break from the industry for a time due to mental health issues. On April 17, 2018, WeepinnWillow opted to fully exit the Robloxian television industry, thus making the temporary operational management a permanent acquisition. Lava Lamp Entertainment now exists as a fully subsidiary of rTV Networks, which makes rTVN full owners of both LLE's television operations as well as former joint ventures rTV Max and Nations Television. At present, rTVN owner BenzBot has stated he doesn't plan to change much about the company just yet, instead focusing on navigating both companies through the upcoming Robloxian television transition. This move is unusual for rTV Networks, as Lava Lamp Entertainment's suite of channels directly competes with almost all of rTVN's offerings (at times intentionally, such as with Boing and Destination Robloxia); in previous acquisitions, such as the original acquisition of what became rTV Networks Gavent, the company sought to eliminate redundancies (such as through folding GN2 into rTV3 and Gavent Network News into Blox News Channel).

Under rTV Networks ownership (April 2018-May 2018) Edit

Following rTVN's acquisition of LLE, certain changes in ownership were made to streamline operation of the subsidiary: rTV Max, the companies' joint-venture series channel, and Nations Television, a separate operation ultimately owned by both companies, were both transferred outright to rTV Networks (though rTV Max had been effectively considered an rTV Networks channel since its launch). The acquisition of LLE also means that rTV Networks now has complete ownership of the channels of the former Gavent Networks, as RMT Classic was sold to LLE during that company's closure in March 2017 (it became FMC Classic). Given the ownership changes which now need to take place concerning streaming backend, in contrast to the channels rTVN owned prior to the LLE acquisition, which will be operated in simulcast throughout the 2018 Robloxian television transition, LLE's channels will be flash-cut to high-definition broadcasting, and will replace their former standard-definition counterparts completely as they launch.

On May 5, 2018, plans to rebrand Lava Lamp Entertainment began, as rTV Networks still intends to keep the subsidiary operational in the short-term due to its size. As part of the corporate rebrand, various channels owned by LLE will be rebranded themselves; it has not yet been made publicly known which channels these will be. Additionally during the day, rTV Networks made early considerations as to which channels could be changed, made redundant, or sold off as part of a potential incorporation of LLE's assets. An early proposal was to sell back the Robloxian Telecasting Company (which, at present, consists of LLE's film channels RT1 and RT2) to original owner SuperLol211 for him to operate under their initial generalist premise. Additionally, closures for Talker and Joystick (which WeepinnWillow had already been considering prior to her departure) were not out of the question, given they competed directly with rTV2 and indirectly with GTV, respectively.

Willow's return (May 2018-present)Edit

WeepinnWillow made a surprise return to the industry on May 18, 2018, taking 70% of the company back, with rTV Networks retaining 30% of the company as well as an option to reclaim the 70% in the event Willow resigns again. With her return, Joystick was officially shut down and the future of the Lava Sports channels went up in the air. rTV Networks' rebrand of the company was maintained. On May 22, 2018, the company rebranded KawaiiTV as Anisphere and Lava Sports 1 as LSN, while selling Lava Sports 2 to rTVN, who renamed the channel Blox Sports 2. On May 26, 2018, Lava Lamp acquired All Millennium Wrestling, with the intention of relaunching the federation in the future.

The company continued to dial back its assets throughout the summer of 2018. On June 11, the RT channels were officially sold back to SuperLol (now o_Blyzo), and on July 4, the company shut down YTV due to the limitations of the Viloud platform the company plans to migrate its IRL channels to, though the rights to its programming remain with Lava Lamp.

Assets Edit

Lava Lamp's current assets consist of:

Television channels Edit

Toonvision Edit

Main article: Toonvision

Owned from: August 2011 - 2013 (as an independent channel), October 2016 - present (as part of Lava Lamp Entertainment)

ToonvisionNew

Toonvisiob 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 was known as Cartoon Everything for nearly 7 years, from 2011 to 2018.

Anisphere Edit

Main article: Anisphere

Owned from: October 2016 - present

Anisphere

Anisphere is focused on airing Japanese anime. Lava Lamp also stated that Ninja Warrior could also have been aired on the network as well (Lava Lamp later began development on a variant of the show, initially for rTV before announcing it as a Joystick original series). It was known as KawaiiTV from October 23, 2016 to May 22, 2018.

FMC Edit

Main article: FMC

Owned from: October 2016 - present

FMC

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 ClassicEdit
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 Edit

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 Edit

Main article: Talker

Owned from: October 2016 - present

Talker focuses on Robloxian talk shows. It had been 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 carried the channel, and it eventually was added to roTV as well).

LSN Edit

Main article: LSN

Owned from: April 2017 - present

LSN

The channel owned by the company through their Lava Sports division. LSN features broadcasts of Robloxian sports as well as sports news. The network has secured broadcast deals with several leagues.

Boomerang Edit

Main article: Boomerang

Owned from: April 2017 - present

Boomerang

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.

Destination RobloxiaEdit

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 NetworkEdit

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 intends to focus on politics much less than its two main competitors do.

ChillnetEdit

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.

BoingEdit

Main article: Boing

Owned from: July 2017 - present

Boing was officially announced on July 22, 2017 at that summer's RTNG MediaCon. The channel essentially serves as Lava Lamp's version of rTV Networks' rTV Fun (although Boing had been being in the planning stages prior to the launch of rTV Fun), featuring repeats of LLE's IRL children's content, as well as some exclusive series.

ToonTooEdit

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.

CartoonitoEdit

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.

Former Edit

ExchangeEdit
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.

Cartoon Network RobloxEdit
Main article: Cartoon Network

Owned from: April 2017 (50%), April 2017 - May 21, 2017 (45%), May 21, 2017 - July 2017 (90%), July 2017 - December 31, 2017 (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. On April 18, 2018, as one of her final moves as owner of LLE, WeepinnWillow sold the rights to the "Cartoon Network Roblox" name back to TheMagRBLX, just under a year after LLE began acquiring the channel.

rTV Max Edit
Main article: rTV Max

Owned from: January 2015 - October 2016 (WeepinnWillow, 50%), October 2016 - April 17, 2018 (Lava Lamp Entertainment, 50%)

RTV Max Logo

rTV Max was one of the company's two flagship channels, the other being Harmony, prior to the channel's outright acquisition by rTVN in April 2018. Until then, it was 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. Upon Willow's return on May 18, 2018, she stated that rTVN would retain full ownership of rTV Max for the time being.

Joystick Edit
Joystick
Main article: Joystick

Owned from: October 2016 - May 18, 2018

Joystick focused on game-related programming. It was inspired by the now-defunct IRL television channel G4, however, it took elements from GSN towards the end of its life; while it still broadcasted video game-related programming, game shows would have been incorporated into the lineup as well, starting with Robloxian Ninja Warrior. As of Willow's return on May 18, 2018, the channel has officially been shut down, with Robloxian Ninja Warrior being moved to Harmony.

Lava Sports 2/Lava Sports 3 Edit
Main article: Lava Sports 2

Owned from: April 2017 - May 2018 (Lava Sports 2), April 2017 (Lava Sports 3)

Two channels formerly owned by the company through their Lava Sports division. Lava Sports 2 featured sports news and Lava Sports 1 (now LSN) overflow programming. 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 content plans.) Lava Sports 3 was closed on April 6, 2017 due to redundancy, and Lava Sports 2 was sold to rTV Networks on May 22, 2018.

RT1 and RT2 Edit

Owned from: September 2017 - June 2018

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. On June 11, 2018, the channels were sold back to SuperLol (now o_Blyzo.

YTVEdit
Main article: YTV

Owned from: July 2017 - July 2018

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 was one of the two flagship children's brands of the company, the other being Cartoon Everything; the network closed on July 4, 2018 due to the limitations of the Viloud platform that LLE's IRL-content channels were moving to.

Other assets Edit

Lava SportsEdit

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 LSN, which is owned by the subsidiary itself according to LLE. The company also owns the Roblox Olympics Committee as of April 23, 2017.

AmicableEdit

Main article: Amicable

Owned from: October 2016 - April 9, 2018

Amicable

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 postponed the launch. The service closed on April 9, 2018; Amicable's channels and exclusives were merged with the roTV premium television service, its former rival.

Get Scared ProductionsEdit

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 LeagueEdit

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. As of July 2018, Lava Lamp has no plans to relaunch the league.

Kurbo Paintball LeagueEdit

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. As of July 2018, Lava Lamp has no plans to relaunch the league.

Robloxian Telecasting CompanyEdit

RTC Logo

RTC logo

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).

All Millennium WrestlingEdit

Owned from: May 2018 - present

All Millennium Wrestling was acquired by Lava Lamp Entertainment on May 26, 2018, with Lava Lamp intending to relaunch the promotion in the future.

Legal issuesEdit

Joshua World CorporationEdit

On May 8, 2017, Lava Lamp Entertainment filed a lawsuit against Joshua World Corporation on charges of slander and discrimination, using controversial comments made towards Lava Lamp owner WeepinnWillow as justification. Lava Lamp stated that Joshua World had made numerous "homophobic" comments towards Willow, a transgender woman, such as "[Willow] should go back to the male life" and stating she was "pushing an agenda". The case went to trial on May 9, 2017, with judge DonValuta stating that Joshua World's comments constituted "harassment/cyberbullying". He proposed that the two companies could hold private peace talks or refrain from contact for at least 30 days; Lava Lamp exercised the former option.