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Chart Show TV

Chart Show TV
Launched16 September 2002
Owned byTRACE Group
Picture format16:9, 576i (SDTV)
Audience share0.03%
0.01% (15-44) (September 2018 (2018-09), BARB)
Sister channel(s)Chart Show Hits
Starz TV
The Vault
WebsiteChart Show TV
SkyChannel 364
Astra 2F11307 H 27500 5/6
WightFibreChannel 94

Chart Show TV is a British pay television music channel owned by Trace Group and previously by Sony Pictures Television, who acquired the CSC Media Group, a company associated with the makers of The Chart Show, a television programme that had previously been on Channel 4 and ITV, before relaunching it themselves in 2008. It launched on 16 September 2002 and initially consisted of several different charts, mimicking the format of the television show upon which it was based. However, many of these were dropped and the channel started showing mainly just videos. Chart format shows have been brought back based on different genres such as the rock chart, urban chart and download chart.

The channel plays a mixture of the chart format shows along with the latest music from artists and bands, plus chart-topping videos from most song genres. It also shows programmes dedicated to particular artists and allows viewers to vote for their most wanted videos each week. Special programmes featuring interviews with artists and bands about upcoming singles and albums, plus music-related chat, are being shown on Chart Show TV.

The operators of the channel, CSC Media Group, subsequently launched a number of new channels, mostly music based, both independently and in partnership with British Sky Broadcasting.


The channel broadcast in 4:3 from its launch but switched to 16:9 on 4 February 2008. All of CSC Media Group's other music channels have also switched to 16:9 broadcasting. A new website for Chart Show TV is also under development since its sister channels have had new websites launched.

On 5 January 2012, Chart Show TV +1 launched, replacing NME TV. The temporary channel was replaced by BuzMuzik on 30 May 2012.[1][2]

On 1 May 2014, Chart Show TV got a new look with a .tv screen (with 'chart show' being only seen at the beginning of a music video, not to be confused with the defunct channel .tv, which closed in 2001). However, Chart Show Dance continued to have the old look until 13 June 2014.

CSC Media Group announced the launch of Chart Show TV Romania in 2018. The programming is same as the Chart Show TV UK.


On 8 May 2014, Chart Show TV was launched on Freeview, on channel 67. It became a placeholder on 3 September 2014 along with the Freeview retune, and was removed from Freeview on all regions, including London, except in Manchester on 8 September.

It was removed from Manchester Freeview in November 2017, and was replaced with sister channel The Vault.


  • Chart Show Chat - Music and interviews with artists and groups, presented by Stephanie Faleo.
  • Chart Show's Top 20/40 Singles Chart - A weekly countdown of the top 20/40 singles with James Barr.
  • Global Hits! - The world's biggest hits throughout the early breakfast hours.
  • New Music Now! - The latest songs added to the Chart Show TV playlist.
  • Pop Quiz, Let's Test ya! - A selection of pop music-related questions whilst showing the latest pop music videos.
  • Request - An interactive show where a set of 4 songs at a time can be chosen by tweeting the relevant hashtag, the hashtag with the most votes is then played next and this process is repeated. Show was previously on Bliss and then Chart Show Dance.
  • Top 20 Urban Chart Rollers - 20 biggest urban tracks of the week.
  • Top 20 US Single Chart - Songs that are in position 20 to 1 on the week's US Single Chart.

On-air identity

Chart Show TV music information graphics (2008-2010).

The Chart Show TV logo is on screen in the top left-hand corner during music videos. The song information appears in a moving equalizer type graphic at the start and near the end of each music video. The same graphics are also used for the new Singles, Urban, Dance and Download Charts. The channel's identity is also seen before and after advert breaks when the Chart Show TV logo spins in the centre of the screen. On 14 May 2013, the onscreen identity in the top left hand side of the screen had the headphones removed.


  1. ^ "NME TV to close 5th January". Entertainment Interactive. 3 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Chart Show +1 skončil. Odstartoval BuzMuzik" (in Czech). Parabola. 30 May 2012.

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