RTN1 (an abbreviation representing Roblox Television Network 1) is a Robloxian public broadcasting network owned by the Roblox Television Networks Group, It runs as a general entertainment network.
Merger option (2013-2017) Edit
RTN1 originated as part of an alternative operational option for the RTNG devised by BenzBot when the RTNG was founded in 2013. The option would consist of all three RTNG primary members merging and creating a large group of networks under the RTN name, which Benz has had control of since 2013. The option was eventually shelved, due to the growth of each primary member's separate companies.
As a public broadcasting network (2017-present) Edit
Despite the merger option being abandoned, eventually BenzBot brought back up the idea of the RTN series of networks, this time however as a competitor to the Robloxian Broadcasting Exchange's public broadcasting channel Exchange. RTN1 was officially announced as a public broadcasting network on May 20, 2017, though It had been available on the roTV platform for approximately a week prior.
RTN1 HD Edit
RTN1 HD is a high-definition simulcast of RTN1, launched on April 16, 2018. In addition to airing high-definition versions of RTN1 programming, it also is part of the wider move of Robloxian television programs away from Original Livestream and onto other platforms. RTN1 HD will ultimately replace the regular RTN1 channel.