UKTV’s Dave and Home are coming to Freesat on 1 August, with Dave joining the EPG on channel slot 157 and Home on 166.
Dave is one of the UK’s most-watched non-PSB channels and offers a mix of comedy and reality shows, including new and original commissions, established favourites, and hit series from America, including Taskmaster, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Crackanory, Red Dwarf XI and Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit.
Home, the UK’s only dedicated homes channel, brings viewers My Flat-Pack Home, Nick Knowles’ Original Features, Make My Home Bigger, Fantasy Homes by the Sea, and Kitchen SOS.
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.”
Dave and Home join UKTV’s Drama (158), Yesterday (159) and Really (160) channels which launched on Freesat in December 2015.