On July 9, 2018, Original Livestream will be officially discontinued and shut down as a platform. This means that all Robloxian television channels using Original Livestream to broadcast will have to move to another platform in order to continue broadcasting their channels, and to keep giving you the content you love. This is the HD Switchover.
What’s Original Livestream?
Original Livestream launched in 2007 as a video streaming platform designed as a “TV studio” model. The unparalleled level of control and functionality offered by Original Livestream made the service attractive for Robloxian television broadcasters for years. However, support for the platform stopped a few years ago, and the service’s poor image quality and reliance on the outmoded Adobe Flash standard has made it increasingly unsuitable for the modern TV environment. Now that support for the platform is officially ending, it’s time for broadcasters to move on from the platform that’s helped the industry for so many years and start bigger and better things elsewhere.
Where are my favorite shows and channels going?
Your favorite programs and TV channels will be migrating to brand-
Is there anything that I need to do to be ready for the HD Switchover?
There is nothing you have to do to be ready for the HD Switchover, besides finding out from broadcasters and premium television providers their plans to move their channels away from Original Livestream. Be on the look out for posts and updates from channels and broadcasters as to when the new HD channels will be launching and what channel positions they’ll be in on your premium television provider, or what the new free-
What will happen to Original Livestream channels on July 9, 2018?
On July 9, 2018, Original Livestream will shut down and be discontinued as a platform. This means that channels running on Original Livestream will no longer be able to be viewed, either free-
What changes will I see as a result of the HD Switchover?
In addition to continued access to your favorite Robloxian TV channels, you’ll also see a massive increase in image and sound quality, as the HD Switchover enables broadcasters to begin airing in high-
Will the programming I watch change because of the HD Switchover?
The RTNG is working hard to ensure that you see as few changes as possible to the channels you currently enjoy; however, we cannot guarantee that things will be exactly as they were on Original Livestream due to limitations which may be apparent in any new platforms a broadcaster may choose. We suggest you discuss with the broadcaster themselves any concerns you may have about changes to programming resulting from this transition.
How do I know if I’m watching an Original Livestream channel or a brand-
If you’re watching a channel broadcasting through Original Livestream, you’ll see an opaque “Livestream” logo in the top-
How do I get my favorite channels in high definition?
Ask your favorite broadcasters or your premium television provider as to when they’ll launch and add channels available in high definition. Look for updates and announcements about when high-
What happens if some of my favorite channels switch to HD before July 9, 2018?
If it’s been announced that your favorite channels will move to HD prior to July 9, that’s okay – that means you’ll just be able to experience high-
What happens if some of my favorite channels don’t move from Original Livestream before July 9, 2018?
Channels which don’t move away from Original Livestream before July 9, 2018, will become unavailable and unviewable on that date, as the Original Livestream service shuts down.
What if I see two different versions of a channel I want to watch in my listings, one marked as “HD” and one not?
If you’re watching on a television service and notice that one channel is marked as “HD” and one isn’t in the channel listings, assume that the channel marked “HD” is the one offering content on a new broadcasting platform, and the channel not marked as “HD” being the channel still using Original Livestream.
I use a premium television service – will I be affected by the HD Switchover?
Viewers of premium television services will only be affected in the fact that new versions of Robloxian TV channels will ultimately replace the former Original Livestream versions. How this happens and on what timescale varies from broadcaster to broadcaster and from premium service to premium service.
I still use direct links for some channels I watch – how will I be affected by the HD Switchover?
If you still use direct links for some of the channels you watch, especially if they begin in “livestream.com” or “original.livestream.com”, you will be affected by the HD Switchover, as those links will not work after July 9, 2018, when the Original Livestream service and its streams are discontinued.
What if I have a question that hasn’t been answered here?
If you have a general question about the HD Switchover not mentioned here, query the RTNG on Twitter using @theRTNG and hashtag #HDSwitchover. For questions about specific channels or broadcasters’ plans, discuss those issues with the broadcasters directly.