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Zolo Media Adds ABC Affiliate KOHD-TV
Acquisition is finalized as BendBroadband’s Zolo Media expands its Central Oregon footprint
Bend, Oregon – November 1, 2013 – Zolo Media, part of the network of BendBroadband companies, has obtained approvals and finalized the purchase of KOHD-TV, the ABC-affiliated television station serving Central Oregon. Zolo Media, which announced its intent to acquire KOHD in July, plans to continue to offer the station’s content and regional coverage including the KEZI Eugene station news.
“We’re proud to include KOHD as part of our portfolio of options for local viewers and advertisers,” said Tim Olson, Vice President and General Manager of Zolo Media. “We will offer the same high standards of service and quality to complement our existing properties including KBNZ-LP CBS and our targeted cable networks’ reach in the Central Oregon community.”
Zolo Media acquired the station from Chambers Communications, based in Eugene. KOHD’s master control system will move to Bend in November.
All of KOHD’s employees were invited to join the Zolo Media staff. KOHD is available on BendBroadband channels 9 and 609 HD and is available over the air on channel 55.1. Questions concerning the KOHD acquisition should be directed to Zolo Media representatives at (541) 312-6567.
About Zolo Media
Zolo Media, a sister company to BendBroadband, operates KBNZ-LP CBS affiliate, COTV11 and offers multiple video advertising and viewing options for Central Oregonians. Zolo provides targeted advertising solutions through a combination of local content, cable television networks and broadcast television programming, as well as web and video on demand. Zolo Media places television advertising on BendBroadband and Crestview cable networks, and offers creative services for advertisers. Original local programming produced by Zolo includes coverage of high school sports on COTV11, and weekday lifestyle show, “myWindow” on KBNZ-CBS for Central Oregon.
For additional information, visit www.zolomedia.com and www.cotv11.com.
BendBroadband is a family-owned, local company serving Central Oregon since 1955. A leader in the cable and broadband sectors, the company offers an extensive range of broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television and telephone services for commercial and residential customers. Central Oregon facilities include more than 2000 miles of fiber and coax infrastructure. Services include metropolitan optical Ethernet, T-1/PRI and hosted PBX services. High-speed Internet options provide speeds up to 100 Mbps, with 1 GigE offerings available. In 2011, the company opened the BendBroadband Vault, a Tier III, SSAE 16, LEED Gold, Energy Star certified datacenter with hosted storage for primary site and disaster recovery needs, equipment colocation and managed services. BendBroadband was among the first companies in the United States to convert to a 100% digital video signal and offers a spectrum of video services, including multi-room DVR and TV Everywhere service to tablets and mobile devices. BendBroadband focuses its corporate contributions and sponsorship efforts on youth, and by supporting an array of arts and entertainment in Central Oregon. In the community, BendBroadband provides extensive local sports coverage, civic programming and local features created and produced by Zolo Media.