Chart Show TV
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|Chart Show TV|
|Launched||16 September 2002|
|Owned by||CSC Media Group|
|Picture format||16:9, 576i (SDTV)|
|Audience share||~0.0% (November 2012, BARB)|
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|Website||Chart Show TV|
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Chart Show TV is a British music television channel owned and operated by CSC Media Group (formerly Chart Show Channels), 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 in 16 September 2002 and initially consisted of several different charts, mimicking the format of the television show upon which is was based; however, many of these were dropped and the channel started showing mainly just videos. Recently,[when?] 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. Recently,[when?] 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, [SC Media Group, subsequently launched a number of new channels, mostly music based, both independently and in partnership with British Sky Broadcasting.
Chart Show TV is available 24 hours a day on Sky Digital channel 365 and is part of a bouquet of music channels owned by CSC Media Group, including classic hits channel The Vault, urban music channel Flava, chill-out music channel Bliss, rock music channel Scuzz, dance music channel Chart Show Dance and indie music channel NME TV. Chart show TV is also available on Freesat channel 500.
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 recently[when?] switched to 16:9 broadcasting. A new website for Chart Show TV is also under development since its sister channels have recently[when?] had new websites launched.
- A-List Playlist - The ultimate mixture of hits from your favourite chart toppers.
- Airplay Chart - A weekly countdown of the 10 most played tracks.
- Breakfast Hits - A selection of the latest music videos.
- Chart Show Meets: - Music and interviews with artists and groups.
- Chart Show Singles Chart - A weekly countdown of the top 20 singles.
- The Daily Fix - A brand new music show featuring fresh new videos, interviews, music news and gig guides fronted by Stefanie Faleo.
- Doubled Up - One past and one present video from a selection of artists and groups.
- Download Chart - A countdown of the top 10 most downloaded tracks.
- First Play Friday - The latest songs added to the playlist every Friday.
- Freshly Squeezed Tunes - Fresh new music squeezed to perfection.
- Most Wanted - A chance for viewers to select their favourite music videos.
- New Music - The latest music videos added to the Chart Show TV playlist.
- R&B Download Chart - Top 10 R&B singles of the week.
- Top 10 - The top 10 videos from a certain artist or group.
- Top 10 Hip-Hop Download Chart - Top 10 Hip-Hop singles of the week.
- Top 20 Hip-Hop Download Chart - Top 20 Hip-Hop singles of the week.
- Urban Download Chart - A countdown of the week's top 10 downloaded RnB tracks.
- Viewers Interactive Chart - A chance for viewers to vote for music videos.
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 the 11th May 2013, the onscreen identity in the top left hand side of the screen had the headphones removed.