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Dave's had a haircut and shave in recent years as it grows from awkward teenager to fully-fledged commissioner of new and original shows. And it's not just comedy these days but entertainment and even some knock-out live sport. Hit UKTV Original commissions include Taskmaster, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and Crackanory, all laden with the biggest names in British comedy.

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As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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Dave   19 (90%) 811 157

Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations.

media.info: For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the media.info link icon media.info Dave page.

Official site: See the dave.uktv.co.uk 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. - en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org link icon read more about Dave on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: Dave is on multiplex COM5 in england flagEngland scotland flagScotland northernireland flagNorthern Ireland wales flagWales .

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Friday, 14 January 2011
S
Shelley
7:41 PM

We just bought a new Samsung TV with built in digi box and now we cant find Dave! :(

Have rescanned several times and still nothing, if anyone has any tips they would be gladly received. The husband is getting withdrawl symptoms from missing QI!

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Shelley's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 16 January 2011
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jb38
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

12:15 PM

Shelley: The term "digi box" in generally accepted terms always refers to a Sky satellite set top box, but however if you are indeed referring to your new TV having Freesat built in then you wont be able to get Dave as its not a Freesat channel.

Should on the other hand you are referring to your TV having terrestrial Freeview then it should be on channel 19 transmitted on multiplex C, which of course you possibly might not be receiving depending location / signal strength, a way to test whether or not you can is to try viewing E4+1(Ch29)as its also on MuxC.

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jb38's 81 posts GB
Monday, 17 January 2011
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Shelley
8:48 PM
Newquay

Hi jb38
Thank you for your comment and excuse my ignorance.

My new TV has Freeview built into it. I have had a look and we dont have E4+1 either. Prior to this new TV we were using a TV with separate Freeview box and got all the channels so I guess it is something to do with the TV.

Would I need to buy a signal booster?

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Shelley's 2 posts GB
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jb38
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10:04 PM

Shelley: Thanks for the update, content of somewhat confirming what I suspected.

I would suggest that you carry out a manual tune scan on MuxC to see what the signal strength / quality is, however I am unsure as to what station your aerial is facing as it can be either Caradon Hill or Redruth, but if you select BBC1 and on the signal strength / quality checking menu you see Ch28 being shown then you are on Caradon Hill, with this making MuxC on 24.

On the other hand if you see Ch44 (whilst on BBC1) you are facing Redruth with this making MuxC test be on Ch52.

You should carry out a rescan now and again anyway as the EPG channels obtainable are only those that were picked up at the time the scan took place, and if any reception glitches occurred whilst it was being done it could cause some stations to be missed, and which are not recoverable without a new scan.

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jb38's 81 posts GB
Thursday, 3 February 2011
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Magwall
9:28 AM

Is Dave available on FreeSat? Available on Freeview but where do I find it on FreeSat? Hard times mean Sky cancellation, Freeview reception not good so FreeSat option installed. STV area.

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Briantist
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9:30 AM

Magwall: No, Dave is a subscription channel on satellite.

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Magwall
9:32 AM

So why is it available on Freeview? That makes no sense!

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Briantist
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9:33 AM

Magwall: Because UKTV are not permitted by their Sky contract to put any of their channels free-to-air on satellite.

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Magwall
9:35 AM

OIC. Had I realised that, I would've gone for the basic Freeview option on the switchover help scheme!

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:26 PM

Magwall: You can get a Freeview box for £10 in some places, there is no problem using both Freeview and Freesat to get the widest range of channels.

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