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UKTV’s Dave and Home to launch on Freesat

Both channels will launch at the beginning of August

UKTV channels Dave and Home will join the line-up on Freesat on 1st August.

The join UKTV’s Drama, Yesterday and Really channels which launched on Freesat in December 2015.

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 per cent 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.”

Alistair Thom, managing director at Freesat added: “Everyone at Freesat is 100 per cent 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.”