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Retirement Living TV
Launched September 5, 2006
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Slogan "Inspiring Your Freedom Years"
Country  United States
Language American English
Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Available on select cable systems Check local listings for channels

Retirement Living TV (RLTV) is the only cable network dedicated to serving adults 50+ by providing information and entertainment relevant to their needs and lifestyles. RLTV's Emmy award-winning programming focuses on everything from healthcare, finance, travel, lifestyle, comedy, and drama.

RLTV's objective is to focus on the subjects that affect the lives of the 50+ community most. With an all-star lineup of celebrity hosts such as Florence Henderson, Dr. Ruth, Lea Thompson and Dr. Kevin Soden, RLTV's programming entertains, educates, and enlightens viewers.

Launched on September 5, 2006, RLTV can be seen in U.S. homes nationwide—and its reach continues to grow. Cable distributors and other media outlets are quickly realizing the extreme value of the 50+ community and its impact as part of the viewer demographic. As the only network targeted solely on 50+ viewers, RLTV is perfectly positioned to serve this market.

Notably, RLTV documented the last on-air footage of Walter Cronkite in the form of a series of editorials known as the "Cronkite Chronicles". Walter Cronkite developed a close relationship with the Founder and Executive Chairman of Retirement Living TV (RLTV), John C. Erickson. Cronkite was instrumental in the founding of the network and later worked together with Erickson (John C. Erickson) to create a series of editorials known as the "Cronkite Chronicles".



John C. Erickson, CEO and Chairman of Erickson Retirement Communities, a privately-held company based in Baltimore and founded in 1983, created RLTV with the goal of establishing a dominant one-stop portal for boomers and seniors. Mr. Erickson has been involved in the senior care industry since the early 1970s, acquiring and developing moderate-income retirement housing in Florida and Arizona. In 1983, he began concentrating on providing full-service continuing care retirement housing in the northeastern United States with the flagship community of Charlestown, near Baltimore. On October 20, 2009, Erickson Retirement Communities filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.[1]


On April 16, 2007, RLTV signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Canadian media company S-VOX. Under the terms of the deal, content from RLTV will air on One: the Body, Mind & Spirit channel and VisionTV. In addition, the two broadcasters will co-produce original programming to be aired on S-VOX networks.[2]


  1. ^ Erickson Retirement Communities files for Chapter 11<,0,2332938.story>
  2. ^ Retirement Living TV Extends Its Reach Beyond 26 Million U.S. Homes, Retirement Living TV, April 16, 2007

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