As part of real estate mogul Sam Zell’s $315mln investment to help take the media conglomerate private, Tribune Co said it will put both the Chicago Cubs and its 25% stake in Comcast Sportsnet Chicago up for sale after the ’07 MLB season. — Comcast Interactive Capital led 3 others including JPMorgan Partners in adding $11mln in Series B funding to open-source networking firm Vyatta. As part of the financing, CIC has joined the Vyatta board.

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DirecTV, DISH Merger Still Possible

AT&T found a way to offload a stake in its US video business, but this likely isn’t the end of the road for DirecTV. A combo with DISH is still possible.

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