Dave and Home, two of the UK’s best-known and most popular TV channels, will be available to all Freesat viewers from the 1st August 2017. Dave will be on Freesat channel 157 and Home on 166. Loads of the most loved programmes like Taskmaster, Red Dwarf XI, and Dara O’Brain’s Go 8 Bit will be available on Dave, and Nick Knowles Original Features, DIY SOS and A Place in the Sun will be available to watch on Home. Both channels are expected to go free-to-air shortly before launch.

UKTV first made three of its Freeview channels – Drama, Really and Yesterday – available on Freesat at the end of 2015. The addition of Dave and Home will mean that Freesat viewers will be able to access the same range of UKTV channels as on Freeview.

Commenting on the launch, Alistair Thom, Managing Director at Freesat said,

“Everyone at Freesat is 100% thrilled that these two iconic and hugely popular channels are coming to Freesat, where they will be available to watch for free. We are all about giving our 4 million viewers the most compelling content and Dave and Home are spilling over with both new and established shows that people love watching. Our substantial audiences can easily find them using our great electronic programme guide and app.”

Simon Michaelides, Chief Commercial Officer at UKTV, said:

“We’re delighted to be launching Dave and Home on Freesat. With original programmes such as Taskmaster and Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit, Dave is one of the nation’s most watched non-public service channels and Home has grown by over 20% year on year thanks to shows such as Ground Force and Escape to the Country. Launching on Freesat means UKTV will be entertaining more viewers than ever before.”

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