It’s a coup for those who are in love with great dramatic TV: DirecTV’s Channel 101, has snapped up the off-premium cable rights to one of the most acclaimed TV shows ever.
It’s the Peabody Award-winning series about the tumultuous times in and around the streets of Baltimore: "The Wire.
DirecTV’s 101 Network will present the show, commencing July 18, 2010, uncut, commercial free and — for the first time ever — in HD. All five seasons, 60 episodes, were snatched up by DirecTV.
It’s the same channel that partnered with NBC to allow "Friday Night Lights" to extend its TV life.