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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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Saturday, 3 February 2018
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MikeB
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10:20 PM

Paul: Check your signal strength and system - too high or low strength can cause breakup.

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018
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Jane Gater
6:15 AM
Corsham

Same problelm with Dave - was working fine on Monday night on Tuesday Morning. banner saying No Signal. SN13 9BX. I can get it on our Sky TV downstairs through satellite but my husband watches another channel in the late evening while I go upstairs.

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Trevor Palmer
11:11 AM

i had perfect reception of channel 12, Dave, from Waltham to NG13 (Grantham) until Feb 2018 changes - now it has gone. Re-tune? No good. Both my TVs, one through a digibox, are affected. What to do?

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StevensOnln1
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4:08 PM

Jane Gater: Dave is on the COM5 multiplex which moved frequency at Mendip yesterday, so you will need to retune to restore the missing channels.

Trevor Palmer: If you are missing channels following a frequency change and retuning hasn't restored them, you should contact the Freeview Advice Line who will send some to fit a new aerial if required (free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable) - see Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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StevensOnln1's 2,683 posts GB
Sunday, 4 March 2018
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James McCune
11:34 AM
Chippenham

Hi,

After the recent changes, I had to retune my TV. by manually selecting the appropriate channel and then performing a search. Sometimes this procedure had to be repeated to access programs. I now have most available programs, but am unable to receive Dave.

I have a Samsung TV
My postcode is SN15 5EQ
My Arial is pointed at the Mendip transmitter..

I would appreciate your advice.

Thanks,

Jim McCune

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James McCune's 1 post GB
Monday, 5 March 2018
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StevensOnln1
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12:05 AM

James McCune: Dave is on the COM5 multiplex, which has moved to UHF channel 33. If you can't get it by manually tuning, contact the Freeview Advice Line and they will arrange for someone to visit you a fit a new wideband aerial (free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable). See Important changes to Freeview TV signals | Freeview

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Saturday, 24 March 2018
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Daniel Worthy
11:28 AM

Hi
Dave and pick have no signal? Worked happily for years now nothing. Rescan just lost the channel from my list. They are still on TV so I am confused. I haven't changed anything or added any hardware.........any ideas? What is multiplex, answers in lay man's terms would be appreciated

Many thanks

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Daniel Worthy
11:43 AM

Ah I see it's something to do with multiplex com05, what's so special about this frequency? I can no longer get a whole load of channels but All the other multiplex are fine........why they done this? Anyone retuning or faffing about with their Ariel is wasting their time. You need a new Ariel by the look of it ggggggrrrrrrrrr

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Daniel Worthy
12:17 PM

Daniel Worthy: ok people this works if your struggling after the Mendip retune of Feb 2018. Take out your Ariel from TV or box, retune and wait till it finishes with 0 channels found, then put Ariel back in and do tune again with a signal.......et viola, Dave, pick , E4+1 etc are back. Thanks to freeview chat help for this

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MikeP
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1:10 PM

Daniel Worthy:

That is what is often suggested by the technical contributors to this website if an initial retune does not resolve the issue. The retune made necessary by adjustments at Mendip simply required most people to do a full retune. It does not require any change to a domestic aerial system, though some communal aerial system have filters that may need adjusting.

Incidentally, the name 'Arial' refers to a type face, I think you mean an 'aerial' or an 'antenna'.



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