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UKTV channels Yesterday, Drama and Really are coming to Freesat later this month. But their stablemate Dave is conspicuous by its absence.

Yesterday is UKTV's history channel and is renowned for its major focus on World War II. It will land on Freesat channel 163.

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Drama hosts repeats of classic British films and TV serials. Its website is currently running a competition to win a clothbound copy of Jane Austen's novel Mansfield Park, which gives you an idea of its output. It will be available on Freesat channel 162.

Really, meanwhile, is UKTV's factual channel, with documentaries like Louis Theroux: Behind Bars and embarrassing bodies. You can find it on channel 164.

"We work hard to secure platform deals that give more people our channels and ultimately grow UKTV's footprint," said Darren Childs, UKTV CEO.

"Freesat viewers will be able to watch gripping history shows on Yesterday, some of Britain's finest, critically-acclaimed drama content on Drama, and unbelievable real-life stories on Really.

"As UKTV continues to invest heavily in new shows, there's never been a better time to have access to our channels."

A Freesat spokesperson told Recombu that there "are no current plans to launch Dave on Freesat."

Looks like UKTV Play, UKTV's catch-up service, won't be coming to Freesat Freetime boxes anytime soon either. It offers catch-up content from Dave, Yesterday, Drama and Really, but without Dave, it would seem bit lacking.



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