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.