WENY seeking to resolve negotiation with DirecTV
Lilly Broadcasting, parent of WENY, is continuing its efforts to renew its carriage agreement with DirecTV after reaching an impasse, resulting in WENY potentially not being carried by DirecTV.
We have prepared this page to help you continue to watch your local station, WENY, if DIRECTV stops providing them in the service package you subscribed to.
If DIRECTV stops providing your local channels you can still receive our news and programming through these other channels:
• Over-the-air with an antenna
• Other satellite providers
• Cable systems all through our area
• Our news is always available online through our Apple and Android apps and Web site (WENY.com).
Every employee of our TV station lives here with you - we all give time, effort and money towards bettering our town. Each of us feels terrible we have no control over DIRECTV's decision to remove local channels from a service you pay for.
The Lilly Broadcasting negotiating team has been ready and available around-the-clock to engage in substantive negotiations with DirecTV—in hopes of concluding a fair agreement that reflects the current marketplace.
We recognize viewers will be upset, and we share your frustration.
Since 2015, DIRECTV has been involved in nearly 60% of all carriage disputes with broadcasters—by far the largest amount of any pay TV operator. In fact, DIRECTV has refused to carry one or more broadcasters nearly every week since this past Christmas.
In the end, DIRECTV’s tactics will hurt their subscribers and you—our viewers. DIRECTV is making subscribers pay for programming they are not receiving. That just isn’t fair.
While DIRECTV may stop carrying WENY, we have not ‘blacked out’ our station. You may continue to receive WENY for free, over the air, and, where available, from your local cable or satellite operators. Additionally, we believe DIRECTV should offer refunds or credits to DIRECTV subscribers who are not receiving WENY. We recommend that subscribers contact DirecTV customer service to ask about a refund or a credit at 1-877-710-6331.
We hope DirecTV shares our sense of urgency in keeping WENY on for its subscribers. We appreciate the patience and support of viewers such as you, and we will continue to work diligently to reach a fair agreement that reflects the value of our stations in the current market place.
If you would like to learn more about local television and what can be done to help, please visit
You can also determine the type of antenna needed to receive the signals of Lilly Broadcasting television stations at http://www.antennaweb.org/.
Finally, to contact DirecTV regarding the inconvenience caused by its unfair tactics and unreasonable demands, please call DirecTV customer service at 1-877-710-6331.
Arnot Health Lays Off 49 Workers
Arnot cuts employees from three hospitals in the Southern Tier
"Today, Arnot Health instituted a reduction in workforce in an effort to align our human resources with the healthcare needs of the system and the communities we serve. We have spent the day meeting with affected individuals. A total of 49 positions from across our three hospitals have been eliminated.
Arnot Health has taken a number of difficult but necessary steps over the last year to align our service offerings and cost structure to our community’s needs. Although we did see an operating loss in 2011, we view it as a positive year. The loss was significantly less than what it might have been and we were able to make changes that will benefit our community in the short- and long-term. Further, we currently are projecting a break-even budget year in 2012. This is remarkable given the environment in which we are operating, and the struggles healthcare providers around the state and nation are experiencing.
Many companies in the Southern Tier have been through mergers. They know that success is entirely dependent on their employees. That certainly is true in our case. The staff at our three hospitals, and in our physicians’ practices have been willing and able to change without any compromise in the quality of care that we offer. Many of them have expressed to me a conviction that we are emerging from this difficult period stronger than ever."
Anthony J. Cooper, FACHE
President & CEO, Arnot Health