Friday 1st November will see the return of classic shows ‘Moesha’, ‘Kenan and Kel’ and ‘Sister Sister’…
TRACE Urban (Sky channel 364), TRACE Vault (Sky channel 365) and TRACE Latina (Sky channel 366) will bring exciting new energy to the UK music channel line-up and empower the voices of UK urban culture, giving them the opportunity to showcase their talent to the UK and global audiences.
Trace was first launched in the UK 22 years ago as an iconic print magazine that featured A-list stars including Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill and more. Following its acquisition in 2003, Trace has seen a massive expansion and Trace now operates 24 TV channels, 70 FM and digital radios, mobile and digital platforms, content, and events in 162 countries and engages with 300 million fans worldwide. Trace is a key activist of the powerful afro-urban cultural movement.
Olivier Laouchez, Chairman, co-founder of Trace – “Being back in the UK at a time where the UK urban scene is so vibrant has a unique flavour. This is Synchronicity! 16 years ago, we could not afford to launch even one TV channel on Sky and now we are launching 3 TV networks that will celebrate various aspects of the urban culture and the people who make it in the UK and the world. Trace is the bridge, the connector of urban culture and UK will take a special place in our global network. Trace is the new home for the UK afro- urban scene.”
TRACE Urban (Sky channel 364) is the #1 Hip-hop, R&B and Rhythmic Top 40 music channel showcasing the best music videos, interviews, shows and documentaries related to urban artists and culture. The channel will broadcast two-thirds of music content and bring back the real essence of a music channel, giving a voice to emerging artists and empowering new generations.
TRACE Vault (Sky channel 365) is a nostalgic urban throwback channel focusing on music hits from the late 90s and 00s. Alongside music, the channel will air shows which shaped the culture from the era including the iconic sitcom, Moesha and fan favourites, Kenan and Kel and Sister Sister.
TRACE Latina (Sky channel 366) is the first and only channel created for Urban Latin music lovers. From Salsa to Reggaeton through Hip-Hop and Merengue or Bachata. TRACE Latina showcases the best of Latin sounds, as well as exclusive interviews, concerts, shows, and documentaries from both established and upcoming urban Latin stars.
To celebrate the brand-new launches, Trace will host an exclusive VIP party on Wednesday 20th November, with performances and sets from some of the hottest UK urban artists and DJs. Taking place at a member’s club in the heart of Shoreditch, the party will bring together celebrities, trendsetters, tastemakers and influencers from the afro-urban scene to celebrate the new UK voice of afro-urban culture.