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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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U&Dave   19 (90%) 811 157

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

Official site: See the link icon U&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 U&Dave on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: U&Dave is on multiplex COM5 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Friday, 15 March 2013
7:21 PM

hi i live in sevenoaks postcode tn150db, reception is really poor, i have a 64 element tri boom aerial in the loft, im sure i need to take it outside but i have no idea of which direction to point it or what to do, can anyone advise?

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paul's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 4 April 2013
ian collins
10:06 AM

Havent been able to get Dave for over 3 months . Retuned several times and still nothing found. any ideas ?

Have several free view tv's in the house and non can find it .

postcode is ky15

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ian collins's 1 post GB flag

2:35 PM

ian collins: The only transmitter you are predicted to get it from is Craigkelly, on UHF channel 45. You should try a manual retune and see what signal level/quality comes up for C45.

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Michael's 358 posts GB flag

4:06 PM

ian collins: And to add to that suggested by Michael, should you not find Ch45 then try Ch58, as I notice that you are located at roughly halfway between the Angus (18mls / 9 degrees) and Craigkelly (17 mls / 205 degrees) transmitters.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Friday, 6 September 2013
Ian Goddard
12:18 PM

My area is PO33 2EY, I've had problems, on and off, getting good signal strength for my freeview channels but always get all of them, I now can't get Pick or Dave although when I retune it picks them up but the current signal strength is zero. Any ideas and does weather inpact on signal strength, it may be a coincidence but the signals seems worse in really hot sunny weather?

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Ian Goddard's 1 post GB flag
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Dave Lindsay

12:26 PM

Ian Goddard: Turn your aerial for vertical polarisation, if you are using Rowridge.

Since April last year Rowridge has been broadcasting all channels horizontally and vertically. The COM channels (which carry Dave and others) aren't as strong horizontally.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Sunday, 8 September 2013
Kate dachowski
4:32 PM

I live in PO18 8LQ, Bosham. I have a sony tv with freeview and a separate HDD/DVD with separate freeview. The aerial plugs into the HDD/DVD.

We have never had a problem with reception. However last night, on switching on the TV at about 1840, I could not get any channel other than the D3+4 multiplex ones. I rescanned the tv several times, and again today, 8/9, but the position remains the same. It findsw only te 9 D4+4 channels

I assumed it was a transmitter problem, but what is puzzling me, is that I can still record programmes on other channels on my HDD, using the HDD EPG.

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Kate dachowski
4:46 PM

Further to my post of 16.32, I have just checked the recording of the Frost Interview on BBC Parliamnet, and it starts with a blank screen, then fast forwarding though, suddenly gets broken sound and picture. So my complete recording of the Andrew Marr Show this morning must have been lucky. I guess there are tranmitter issues this weekend

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Kate dachowski's 2 posts GB flag
jamie stevens

5:37 PM

Kate dachowski:


I am a local install engineer who is currently using the same transmitter as you.

There are definitely no issues today with this reception so any problems you are currently having are either down to the equipment or the system.

Retuning your equipment will never fix an issue with the signal you are receiving.

If your issue with the muxes are on both the tv and recorder then you are likely to be having issues with your system.

If you don't get a resolve give me a call and we can arrange for a system test.

I am an approved installer with the RDI.


Jamie Stevens
Jays Cabling Services

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Friday, 20 September 2013
9:44 PM

Is there any alternative to obtain Dave/Yesterday etc. We only receive 32 channels (repeater, Ripponden Yorkshire) We don't do Sky, have Freesat or internet.

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