A fire damaged Denver’s "Cableland," the 19,500 sq ft home built by the late Bill Daniels and donated to the city as the official residence for the mayor. So far, no mayor has lived in it, and the 13 bedroom-house is instead used for parties and other functions. Among the home’s "wow" features is a media viewing room, featuring 64 TVs, each tuned to a different cable channel. The fire started near the swimming pool’s boiler room. — Comcast opened a business services support center in Centennial, CO, a Denver suburb, where 200 technical support reps will be employed by year’s end. — Cox Business Services in CA expanded the availability of its commercial broadband and telecom services to include downtown Los Angeles. — Cox unveiled in northern VA a $40 phone plan that includes unlimited local and national calling. — "The First Saturday in May," a doc about the Kentucky Derby that includes deceased thoroughbred star Barbaro, is among the films to be screened at the inaugural Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, part of the famous Tribeca Film Festival (NYC, Apr 25-May 6). Former NY Giants running back Tiki Barber will serve as the event’s ambassador. — Duane "Dog" Chapman holds a safe lead as A&E’s top draw, and the star of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" does his part to keep HI safe as well. The HI House was to honor the controversial fugitive chaser and his wife Tues for helping keep the state safe, according to the Honolulu Advisor. Rep Gene Ward (R) introduced the honorary legislation.

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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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