DirecTV picks up pubTV high-def channel

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DirecTV and APTS said today the satellite broadcaster will carry local high-definition feeds of public TV stations starting next year, along with PBS video-on-demand programming and two national standard-def pubTV channels. The deal was approved yesterday by the APTS Board and faces votes by the PBS Board and the stations. DirecTV’s lineup includes 265 channels, includng more than 80 in HD. (News release via