rTV3 Retro is a Robloxian IRL content network co-owned by rTV Networks and Overtime Studios. The channel airs mostly animated content from the 1930s to the 1990s, as well as a small selection of live-action shows. The channel is a spinoff of rTV3 and is exclusive to the roTV platform.
rTV3 Retro started as a request from AGavent to work with BenzBot on a new network that would focus on classic content, from classic Disney shorts to 90s Nickelodeon cartoons, on May 26, 2017. Benz accepted the offer to work with Gavent and later made an agreement where Gavent's studio, Overtime Studios, would help supply Benz and rTV Networks with content to air, while rTVN would handle the network operations. Over the next five days, Gavent built an extensive library of classic cartoons, along with airing agreements with both JTV Networks and Lava Lamp Entertainment for airing certain shows. Finally, on June 1, 2017, rTV3 and Overtime's Twitter accounts officially announced rTV3 Retro. This is notably the first time AGavent has been involved with broadcasting a television channel since his divestiture of the properties of his former company, Gavent Networks, on March 31, 2017. (Ironically, the majority of the former Gavent Networks channels were acquired by rTV Networks, owners of parent rTV3 and co-owners of this channel).
rTV3 Retro will air content from the 1940s to the 1990s. The broadcast day will start with cartoons from the 1990s, progressively airing older content throughout the day until 6am ET, when the cycle will restart again, back at 90s shows. Most of the content prepared and announced for rTV3 Retro is animated (such as the classic Disney and Looney Tunes shorts). The network will use rTVN's 24-hour broadcasting system.