New Vision Deals KBNZ Bend
COCA acquires Portland satellite station
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 4/1/2010 10:34:38 AMacquired KBNZ Bend from New Vision Television. New Vision owns CBS affiliate KOIN Portland and sends its program feed to KBNZ.
The acquisition was previously reported on OregonMediaCentral.com (OMC). COCA is owned by Bend Cable, reports OMC, and is a sister company to BendBroadband, Central Oregon's main cable and high-speed internet provider.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. New Vision did not return a call at presstime.
Bend, which is DMA #189, is dominated by News Press & Gazette, which owns the NBC, Fox and CW affiliate. Chambers Communications owns ABC affiliate KOHD.
The NBC, Fox and ABC affiliates made up 99% of the 2008 revenue in Bend, according to BIA/Kelsey.
Ron Eddings - 11/4/2010 8:46:37 PM EDT
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