|Owned by||UKTV Network|
(BBC Worldwide/Virgin Media Television)
|Picture format||16:9, 576i (SDTV)|
|Audience share||1. UKTV is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Virgin Media Television. Virgin Media Television (formerly two companies Flextech Television and NTL) is the content subsidiary of Virgin Media The aspect ratio of an Image is its width divided by its height 576i is a standard-definition video mode used in (former PAL and SECAM countries 0% (0. 1% for +1)|
(March 2008, )
|Slogan||"The home of witty banter"|
|Formerly called||UKTV G2 (until October 2007)|
UKG² (until March 2004)
UK Gold 2 (until November 2003)
UK Gold Classics (until April 1999)
|Sister channel(s)||UKTV Gold|
|Timeshift service||Dave +1|
|Sky Digital||Channel 111|
Channel 159 (+1)
|Virgin Media||Channel 126|
Channel 127 (+1)
|UPC Ireland||Channel 122|
|IPTV over ADSL|
|Tiscali TV||Channel 40|
Dave (previously UKTV G2, UKG², UK Gold 2 and UK Gold Classics) is a television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. Freeview is an operator of free Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcasting 's digital Satellite television service transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28 Virgin Media Inc (formerly known as ntlTelewest, after a merger of NTL Incorporated with Telewest Global Inc UPC Communications Ireland Limited, which trades primarily under the brand name Chorus NTL, is Liberty Global Europe 's operation in Ireland IPTV ( Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a Digital television service is delivered using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure which Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line ( ADSL) is a form of DSL, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over Copper Telephone Tiscali TV may refer to Tiscali TV (Italy, IPTV service in Italy Tiscali TV (UK, IPTV service in the United Kingdom The term television channel generally refers to either a Television station or its cable / satellite counterpart (both outlined below The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Ireland ( Irish: Éire, ˈeːrʲə is a country in north-western Europe. It is owned by UKTV Network, a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Virgin Media Television. UKTV is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Virgin Media Television. Virgin Media Television (formerly two companies Flextech Television and NTL) is the content subsidiary of Virgin Media The channel is available on Satellite, Cable, IPTV and Freeview platforms. Satellite television is Television delivered by the means of Communications satellites as compared to conventional Terrestrial television and Cable IPTV ( Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a Digital television service is delivered using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure which Freeview is an operator of free Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard A timeshift service with the name Dave +1 is available on the Virgin Media and Sky Digital platforms. A timeshift channel is a television channel carrying a time-delayed rebroadcast of its "parent" channel's output Virgin Media Inc (formerly known as ntlTelewest, after a merger of NTL Incorporated with Telewest Global Inc Sky Digital is the brand name for British Sky Broadcasting 's digital Satellite television service transmitted from SES Astra satellites located at 28 This service launched on 1 November 2004 with the name UKTV G2 +1. Events 996 - Emperor Otto III issues a deed to Gottschalk Bishop of Freising which is the oldest known document using the name Ostarrîchi "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " At first UKTV G2+1 timeshared with UKTV Bright Ideas meaning it broadcast from 6:00pm to 6:00am
UK Gold Classics was launched when UK Gold began to move towards newer programmes instead of older ones. UKTV Bright Ideas (previously known as UK Bright Ideas and originally UK HomeStyle) was a Digital Television channel broadcast in the United From 2 April 1999 it was renamed to UK Gold 2, and screened morning programmes from UK Gold time-shifted to the evening of the same day. Events 68 - Galba, Governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) It was again relaunched with a completely new programme lineup and renamed UKG² on 12 November 2003. Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Along with the rest of the UKTV network, the "UK" prefix was changed to "UKTV" on 8 March 2004 and therefore the channel name changed to UKTV G2. UKTV is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Virgin Media Television. Events 1618 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The continuity announcers had been known to make fun of the extreme length of the full name saying that "it's for watching rather than saying", "more laughs than letters in its name" or "more letters than Postman Pat". Postman Pat is a British Stop-motion animated Children's television series produced by Woodland Animations.
The output of the channel is mainly comedy from the BBC with some shows produced inhouse. A fair amount is similar to the comedy output of UK Play/Play UK before that channel's closure. Play UK (formerly known as UK Play) was a Television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom as part of the UKTV network of channels
Some shows available on Dave are Top Gear, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Red Dwarf, Parkinson, Bottom, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Room 101, QI, Have I Got News for You, The Catherine Tate Show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Little Britain. Top Gear is a BAFTA, multi- NTA and International Emmy Award -winning BBC Television series about motor vehicles mainly Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (commonly shortened to Two Pints or Two Pints of Lager) is a BBC Sitcom According to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, a red dwarf star is a small and relatively cool Star, of the Main sequence, either late K Parkinson was a British television Chat show presented by Sir Michael Parkinson. Bottom is an award-winning British sitcom of the early 1990s (and later a series of stage shows written by and starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson Friday Night with Jonathan Ross is a Chat show presented by Jonathan Ross. Room 101 is a BBC comedy Television series based on the radio series of the same name, in which celebrities are invited to discuss their In traditional Chinese culture, qi (zh [[wikt氣 氣]] Pinyin qì, Wade-Giles ch'i Jyutping Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. The Catherine Tate Show is an award-winning British Television Sketch comedy written by Catherine Tate who stars in all of the show's Whose Line Is It Anyway? (abbreviated to Whose Line? or WLIIA) was a short-form Improvisational comedy TV show Little Britain is a character-based comedy Sketch show first appearing on BBC radio and then television Every weekend Dave has a "Nothing but. . . " weekend, which is themed to only one programme running for the entire evening.
In February 2006, UKTV G2 picked up the rights to show highlights of the RBS Six Nations rugby union championship, with a highlights show broadcast on the evening of the games previously shown live on the BBC. The Six Nations Championship (referred to as RBS 6 Nations for sponsorship reasons known before 2000 as the Five Nations Championship, is an annual international On 16 March 2006, UKTV G2 announced a deal to air extensive coverage of the 2006 FIFA World Cup as a sub licensing of the BBC's rights to the tournament. Events 597 BC - Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th instance of the FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament  UKTV G2 simulcasted the BBC's live matches, including the opening match between Germany and Costa Rica, England's game with Paraguay and the final. Simulcast is a Portmanteau of " simul taneous broad' cast' " and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one The German national football team (Die deutsche Fußballnationalmannschaft From 1950 to 1990 the team was also informally called West Germany in English as since The Costa Rica national football team, nicknamed La Sele, is the national team of Costa Rica and is controlled by the Federación Costarricense de Fútbol The English national football team represents England in international football and is controlled by The Football Association, the governing body for football The Paraguay national football team is the national team of Paraguay and is controlled by the Asociación Paraguaya de Fútbol. The channel also showed highlights of every match in the tournament.
In September 2007, UKTV announced that they would relaunch and rename UKTV G2 to Dave on 15 October. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the . UKTV said the name of the channel was chosen because "everyone knows a bloke called Dave".  The rebrand included the channel being available free-to-air on digital terrestrial platform, Freeview, replacing UKTV Bright Ideas which only averaged 0. Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom is made up of over fifty primarily free-to-air television channels (including all the national analogue stations Freeview is an operator of free Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard UKTV Bright Ideas (previously known as UK Bright Ideas and originally UK HomeStyle) was a Digital Television channel broadcast in the United 1% of the audience share.  The move to Freeview saw Dave launch in the bandwidth previously used by UKTV History which now uses the time limited (07:00-18:00) bandwidth once occupied by UKTV Bright Ideas. UKTV History (previously known as UK History until 8 March 2004) is a Television channel broadcasting in the United Kingdom as part UKTV Bright Ideas (previously known as UK Bright Ideas and originally UK HomeStyle) was a Digital Television channel broadcast in the United Dave is available daily, from 7 am to 3 am, on all platforms. It calls itself "the home of witty banter" and now uses Ralph Ineson as an announcer (following Phill Jupitus, who was the announcer for the channel's first month. Ralph Ineson (born December 15, 1969 in Leeds) is an English actor best known for playing the character of Chris Finch on the Phill Jupitus (born 25 June 1962 is an English broadcaster. He is a regular on television and radio panel shows including BBC Radio 4 's )
To ensure that all Freeview viewers receive the channel on number 19, UKTV placed a re-tuning notice on the programme's information banner, however this has now gone.
From 31 January 2008, Dave began broadcasting in widescreen, along with the other UKTV channels. Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common The aspect ratio of an Image is its width divided by its height 
Within just one month of its launch, Dave has become the tenth largest television channel in the UK. The term television channel generally refers to either a Television station or its cable / satellite counterpart (both outlined below The broadcaster puts daily averages at around 3 m viewers, although much of the growth may be attributed to its presence on Freeview; nonetheless, it is performing significantly better in pay TV homes than UKTV G2 ever did. Freeview is an operator of free Digital terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, using the DVB-T standard Over the month since its launch, Dave averaged a 1. 32% share in multichannel homes and a 3. 2% share in the 16-34 male demographic. 
Dave's positive reception is proven by an attraction of 4 m viewers throughout 18 November 2007 for its coverage of "Car of the Year", pushing it to second place in multichannel behind ITV2. Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ITV2 is a 24 hour a day Free-to-air entertainment Television channel in the United Kingdom owned by ITV Digital Channels Ltd, a division of 
The shows with the highest ratings are QI (over 400,000 viewers), Top Gear (350,000) and Dragons' Den (about 300,000). In traditional Chinese culture, qi (zh [[wikt氣 氣]] Pinyin qì, Wade-Giles ch'i Jyutping Dragons' Den is a venture-capitalist Television programme that originated in Japan where the format is owned by Sony.
(* Signifies the show was aired on UKTV G2 but has yet to air since the channel rebranded itself to Dave)
UK Gold 2 (Autumn 1998 - May 2001)
UKTV G2 (March 2004 - October 2007)
Dave - "The Home of Witty Banter"* (October 2007 - Present)