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DIRECTV Adds 2 More HD Channels

DIRECTV has quietly added two more channels to its High-Definition lineup, which the satcaster says now numbers more than 200.

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The new HD channel additions: The El Rey Network, which is on channel 341, and Sprout, which is on channel 295.

Both channels were previously only available in standard-definition on DIRECTV.

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The El Rey Network, which was launched four years ago by director Robert Rodriguez, features a mix of original and syndicated programming, largely dramas with a violent theme. The channel’s shows include From Dusk Til Dawn (a series based on Rodriguez’s movie of the same name; series pictured above), Lucha Underground, and the 1980s hit, Miami Vice.

Sprout, which is owned by PBS, is a 24-hour channel targeted to pre-school children. The channel’s shows include Barney & Friends, Bob the Builder and Caillou.

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