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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. 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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Tuesday, 1 March 2011

7:26 PM

Ian: I'm pleased you found out what was causing the problem, thank you for posting the details.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Monday, 25 April 2011
11:40 AM

How can I tune Freesat to receive Dave? I know there is an "Add non-Freesat Channels" facility but I don't have the necessary info to enter. Where would I find the this, please?

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Jean's 1 post GB flag

12:13 PM

Jean: Dave is part of the Sky subscription package on satellite.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Monday, 25 July 2011
10:57 PM

I recieve my transmission from the Sudbury transmitter and in the last few days went fully digital. Previously when we still had an analogue signal we coule recieve BBC 1,2,3,4, no ITV (exept4) no C4 and no five, but crucially we could get DAVE, now with no analogue signal I retuned and we now get all the BBC's, the ITV's C4 and various Five's but Dave (and Dave Ja Vu) have gone! is there any way they'll be back?

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Bob's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 27 July 2011

7:00 AM

Bob: It is hard to be specific without a postcode, but "Arqiva A will remain on its preswitchover channel (54) from switchover until mid-2012". See Freeview on Sudbury TV transmitter | - independent free digital TV advice .

You won't get Dave Ja Vu, this is being replaced next week with Really. Really to replace Dave Ja Vu on Freeview | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
7:06 PM

uktv please bring back dave ja vu you know that there is gonna be alot of complaints so your wasting your time dava ja vu is the bomb please put it back on freeview


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darwin's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 18 August 2011
7:24 PM

My area (Norfolk...postcode nr118bj) was forced to retune on 17th August and since then i have lost DAVE (my favourite) pick TV and several others. As you can understand im pretty pi***d off. Any advioe would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Paul's 3 posts GB flag

7:39 PM

Paul: If you were OK doing a "first time installation" on the 17th, then you may need to see Single frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
Saturday, 20 August 2011
John Rayner
6:41 PM

Area Chelmsford Essex - I receive my programmes from the Sudbury transmitter - pre retune I received Dave perfectly - since retune it wasn't always there - after numerous retunes it came back, or at least was listed on the on screen guide with sporadic reception. Have retuned yet again but it has disappeared - how can I get one of my favourite channels back PLEASE!!!

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