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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon Dave page.

Official site: See the link icon Dave website.

From Wikipedia: The channel is available on cable, IPTV, Freeview and some satellite platforms. The channel took the name Dave in October 2007, but it had been on air under various identities and formats since October 1998. The channel was promoted as being an edgier alternative to UK Gold like that channel, the output was mainly comedy from the BBC with some shows produced inhouse. - link icon read more about Dave on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

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Friday, 22 July 2016
10:53 PM

Simbo1943: Check the signal strength - if its very low, sounds like your system has a problem, and its the first mux to go.

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MikeB's 2,181 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Sunday, 1 January 2017
8:31 PM

DAve is rubbish reception here in sy8 (shropshire) it has crashed my sky box twice now. My dad who lives a 1000yds down road has bad reception which always seems to start around 7pm when good programs start so have to turn over to something else because pixel picture and squeaking audio very bad . The frequency which dave broadcasts on needs to be stronger and more stable. I came home the other night after leaving my house with sky on dave channel to find it had locked up my entire box and had to turn it off to do a reset.

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edd's 1 post GB
10:01 PM

edd: Your sky box is on...Sky. Your dad has freeview, which is an entirely different system, but its a good start to check signal strength.

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MikeB's 2,181 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Monday, 2 January 2017
6:02 PM


Further to that said by MikeB, it would appear that your Sky box has a fault that needs attention. It is nothing to do with Freeview at all.

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MikeP's 1,493 posts Gold Gold GB
Monday, 10 April 2017
7:25 PM

Why isn't Dave on freesat?
Is this going to be available in the future?

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Egregory's 1 post GB
9:23 PM


Which transmission method is used is entirely up to the broadcaster to decide. They may, or may not, choose to remain solely on Freeview. Or they may, or may not, decide that they can afford to broadcast on Freesat as well. Each method of broadcasting their programming bears a cost to them and each is charged separately. So the management who operate the Dave channel have to weigh up whether they want to broadcast from one or two sources. Likewise, making their programmes available via the internet also carries a cost burden.

It is entirely their choice. So why not ask them directly?

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MikeP's 1,493 posts Gold Gold GB
11:16 PM

Egregory: I suspect it has more to do with UKTV receiving payments from Sky in order for Dave to be part of their subscription service on satellite. Some of UKTV's other channels have become FTA (free to air) and joined Freesat after previously being subscription channels, so it isn't impossible that Dave will do so at some point in the future.

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StevensOnln1's 746 posts Gold Gold GB
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Victoria Fontaine-Wolf
2:58 PM

I seem to get 200 channels but no Dave! On the Radio Times guide it is listed as freesat 157 but my freest goes 152,153,154,155,156, 158, 159. So where is it hiding?

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