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Adding a new channel to roTV

Updated 5:18pm 3/3/2019

Adding a new channel to roTV is an exciting and important task. It’s relatively simple to do, too.

To start the process, you must submit a “channel carriage request” to roTV. This can be done in one of two ways: talking with a Primary Member of the Roblox Television Networks Group about carriage of your channel, or through direct-messaging @watchroTV on Twitter to ask about carriage of your channel.

A channel request consists of four pieces of information: your channel’s name, your channel’s logo, your channel’s broadcast type (more information here), your channel’s stream information (ideally, on one of our approved broadcast platforms), and, if available, listings data for the roTV guide (see here).You may opt to include additional information, such as a description of your channel and/or its content, but this is at your discretion and is not mandatory.

Please note that we prefer that you submit in the version of your logo which works best on dark or black backgrounds. If we receive a logo in black or which is suited to light backgrounds, we reserve the right to edit your logo to fit with the color scheme used on our platform.

For channels which use Viloud as their broadcast platform, a channel splash image is also required. This is an image that reflects your channel’s branding and gives viewers a preview of your channel before they click the “Watch channel” button. Channel splash images must be either 1280x720 or in a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Following submission of your carriage request, your channel will either be accepted onto the platform, and added to the channels list, or rejected from the platform, and not added to the list of channels roTV carries. If your request is rejected, you can resubmit your request with new, altered, or corrected credentials.

Your channel number on roTV will be either immediately after all current channels on the platform, or chosen arbitrarily by the RTNG as part of the addition of a number of new channels to the service at once. Channel numbers cannot be “reserved” for novelty or vanity at this time; however, if your carriage request is accepted but you have not supplied all the information that needs to be supplied, you may be allowed to add your channel to the service in advance so long as you have the intention to complete your application later.