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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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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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Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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mark manwaring-white
9:29 PM

Hi, as a regular viewer, I have noticed that both Dave and movies4men have very highly compressed sound... This gives very annoying artifacts on the treble part of the sound... Almost up watchable....
Why is it so bad when most other channels are fine...
Surely this has been heard by your technicians ?please help!!

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Kev Hogan
9:51 PM

Why is the Dave reception so bad in Norfolk? I live near Watton but have IP25 post code not an NR post code.

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MikeB
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9:58 PM

mark manwaring-white: Frankly, the audio is the least of their problems! They seem to show straight-to-video films from 20 years ago, with the picture quality of a knockoff video tape. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if they were just going through someones old video collection.

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MikeB's 2,577 posts GB
Sunday, 13 December 2015
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R Watts
1:28 PM

MikeB: You are probably right the films and sound are awful adverts are fine have now given up with movies for men what is the point of all the latest televisions and equipment to watch poor quality it only shows the poor quality up more

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MikeB
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6:07 PM

R Watts: To be fair, the quality seems to have improved recently, both in terms of broadcast quality, and the sort of films they are actually showing. On the other hand, its still not one I watch that often.

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MikeB's 2,577 posts GB
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
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Ken Gibbs
12:40 AM

Why the fanfare about retuning our TVs on March 1st because Dave is moving ? I have retuned about four times and Dave simply refuses to move. When will the change actually take place ?

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MikeP
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9:31 PM
Maldon

Ken Gibbs:

I suspect that the multiplex that carries the Dave services has changed but it will still appear on the original 'Logical Channel Number' (often referred to here as LCN), so you will see no difference as you have done the retune. If you had not retuned, you may well have lost Dave.


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MikeP's 3,013 posts GB
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
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Dennis Robinson
5:25 PM

Why cant I receive Dave on my Freesat box

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Dennis Robinson's 1 post GB
Thursday, 21 July 2016
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Simbo1943
11:16 PM
Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE3 2SX Dave (channel 12 Freeview) has been blocky for a couple days, now dropped out completely.
What's going on ?

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Simbo1943's 1 post GB
Friday, 22 July 2016
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MikeB
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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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