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.
Reed Jr. Murder Suspect in Custody
CLYMER, NY (WENY) -- Authorities say the main suspect in the murder of a Western New York man and former Assistant Principal in the Southern Tier is in police custody.
The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says 42 year-old Anthony Robert Taglianetti was captured Friday in Virginia.
Taglianetti is the only suspect in the murder of Keith Reed Jr. Reed held a job as a school district Superintendent in Western New York and has ties to several communities across the Twin Tiers.
Police say Taglianetti's car was spotted by the U.S. Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force and a local police in Shenandoah County, Virginia around 4 o'clock Friday. Mr. Taglianetti was taken into custody without incident.
Earlier Friday, police said they were looking for a car filled with camping and survival equipment. Hours later, Taglianetti was found near the Shenandoah National Park.
Investigators believe Taglianetti drove from Virginia to Western New York to kill Reed last week. Reed's body was found on Monday with multiple gunshot wounds about 100 yards from his home in Clymer, New York.
Reed earned his Master's degree at Mansfield University and was an Assistant Principal in the Horseheads and Campbell-Savona school districts before taking the Superintendent position in Clymer.
Police say there was a personal issue between the two men, but declined to divulge a motive.