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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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Below is a list of all the television and radio channels that you can watch in the UK using one of the free services: DAB (for radio), Freeview, Sky No Card - Sky without a viewing card (Freesat from Sky (or fSfS)) and Freesat.. Where a channel can be watched for free, the channel number is listed below. In addition, if you can watch (or listen) immediately online, press the button in the "web" column.

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, 28 September 2012
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Nick
6:41 AM
Seaham

I live at sr7 7na, we had the finial switch over this week and have gone from 105 channels to 32. any idea why?

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Nick's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:12 AM

Nick: In order to answer the question, knowledge of which transmitter you are using is required as there may be a number of possibilities at your location.

Top of the list is Bilsdale which is south south east. If you haven't had your Group A aerial replaced, this may cause difficulty with reception of the COMs after switchover. See here for an explanation:

Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) full-Freeview transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 29 September 2012
T
Tina
10:49 PM

when will those of us who are living in the USA or other countries, be able to watch our favorite shows online.

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Tina's 1 post US
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
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Roy
11:34 AM

I have a sony bravia tv and am missing Dave from my freeview, I have done a couple of re scans, but it is still missing, I live in Liverpool L5

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Roy's 2 posts GB
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Roy
11:37 AM

Typical, I make a post and dave comes back after this final rescan :)

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Roy's 2 posts GB
A
Anna
10:21 PM
Liverpool

Hi
I cannot get Dave, E4+1, BBC3 or BBC4. In addition, BBC 1 & BBC2 can be jumpy and with a wibbly picture. Can anyone help? I am very new to this and can't work out how to resolve the issue - I am supposed to have full coverage incl the above according to the signal check, with signal coming from Storeton, Winter Hill and Moel-Y-Parc.
Thanks!

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Anna's 1 post GB
Thursday, 4 October 2012
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m coles
5:33 AM

hi im in south wales & using the Wattsville transmitter. i cant get dave, is it nit part of our package?

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:16 AM

Anna: You are predicted to have good reception but only from Winterhill, the problem being that if you carry out an auto-tune your TV or box is liable to pick up and store weaker signals from either of these other two stations as these all use lower channel numbers.

The best policy is to scrub what you have already stored by either carrying out a factory reset (also called "default setting") on your TV / box or by carrying out another auto tune with the aerial removed, once completed reconnect the aerial and go in to the tuning menu / manual tune (if set allows) and enter the following channels one at a time scanning each and storing the results before entering the next channel on the list.

Winter Hill: 62(BBC) - 59(ITV) - 54(HD if used) - 58(ITV3 etc) - 61(ArqA) - 55(ArqB)

If by any chance your TV/box does not allow manual tuning then during an auto-tune can you observe the channel numbers rising in the progress bar whilst scanning is taking place?

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:44 AM

m coles: Unfortunately the Wattsville transmitter only carries Public Service (PSB) channels as the Commercial broadcasters don't wish to pay to transmit from it and over 1,000 other similar small transmitting sites. This is because they don't consider that the expense is justified by the return, them operating purely for profit.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 6 October 2012
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Nick
9:01 PM

Just done retune for channel number change, but can't get Dave or Really, but can get Yesterday, i use the Rowbridge transmitter any ideas?

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