What Was HabboxTV?
HabboxTV was a department set up in 2005, working from www.habboxtv.com they produced Habbo style flash video’s similar to real life programmes. The department went through themes such as Halloween themed programmes and Christmas themed programmes and even produced some well-known soaps such as Eastenders! HabboxTV was also sometimes known in short at HxTV.
This is the Habbox TV public advert for Big Brother back from 2007.
HabboxTV produced many great programmes, including the likes of Habboenders, The Street and Big Brother! Habboenders was the same as the well-known BBC soap Eastenders, the street was based on another well-known soap from ITV, Coronation Street and
Big Brother was an annual event, just like the real world Big Brother where “housemates” live in a house, in this case, it was a bunch
of Habbo rooms connected via linking teleporters, and the Habbox members voted each week who they would like to see eliminated. Other programmes included Doctor Who, Cyanide and a Habbo Tango advert!
Roles within HabboxTV
HabboxTV required a lot of work and effort to maintain the constant production of programmes to keep the audience entertained. To do this, the management separated the staff roles to focus on key areas. These key areas where HabboxTV Website Staff, HabboxTV Writers, HabboxTV Flash Editors and Actors. There was a lot of work involved from writing the initial script to be used in the programme, to creating the set, which meant setting up multiple rooms, to acting without making Typo’s and another mistake that would disrupt the filming.
After that came all the technical work. The filming then had to be edited and merged to create one smooth programme, after this had been done and the file had been completed and converted into flash, it was ready for release upon the HabboxTV site by the website staff and this is where the programmes were viewed.
Former HabboxTV Management
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The End Of HabboxTV
HabboxTV had been through two successful years, however, the levels of interest had started to drop. As time went on the HxTV audience kept decreasing and decreasing until it was decided that the amount of work required to continue producing programmes was too much when there weren’t many people watching them. On the 20th of June 2007, the general manager —MAD— announced that HabboxTV was to close with immediate effect. All HxTV staff were released and the department was history. —MAD— said that the programmes would be made available on Habbox.com however over time these videos have been lost and many people have searched for them, but they were never found.