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TRACE buys four Sony music channels

Marks the media group's return to the UK market

TRACE has bought UK-based music channels Chart Show TV, Chart Show Hits, Starz and The Vault from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). 

The afro-urban media group has acquired four Sky channel EPGs and the associated brand assets.

TRACE returns to the UK market 22 years after its launch as a UK print magazine. It has since grown into a global brand for afro-urban music and lifestyle, operating 24 pay-TV channels as well as mobile and digital services in 180 countries.

TRACE Group CEO and co-founder Olivier Laouchez said: “TRACE is extremely excited to be back in the UK, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic markets for both music and urban culture. We are looking forward to bringing the TRACE brand, touch and expertise to these four UK music channels as well as synergies with the rest of the TRACE ecosystem.”