KBNZ Bend Gets CBS Affiliation

New Vision Television’s KBNZ Bend, Ore., will go to air as a CBS affiliate, the company announced.

“We are very excited about the partnership with CBS, which will allow New Vision Television to bring localism to the Bend market,” New Vision chairman and CEO Jason Elkin said.

New Vision is a portfolio investment of HBK Capital Management. Earlier this week, it acquired KTMJ Topeka, Kan.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.