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.
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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.
Animal Cruelty in Bath
A family in bath is mourning the loss of their family dog after they were forced to put it down after they found it with its leg ripped off.
August 22, 2012
Bath (WENY) - A family in bath is mourning the loss of their family dog after they were forced to put it down after they found it with its leg ripped off. The Jackson family says they had to put their dog Princess down, after their neighbor ran it over with a lawn mower while trying to scare it away. Obviously the Jackson family is really upset about their pet. They will never forget the moment they found their dog.
“I found princess just sitting over there I was just going to hand her a milk-bone when I saw red stuff coming out of her leg,” says older brother David.
What David found Sunday was their family dog princess, with her leg cut off. The dog had got into the neighbor's yard, where 61-year-old William Storms hit Princess with his lawn mower. Storms admitted to Police to hitting the Princess, because he was angry it was in his mother's yard, and he wanted to scare it. The dog's owner, Eric Jackson heard the news from his son.
“My son comes running up to me screaming that the dogs leg was missing and as soon as I seen her I knew it was bad there was a lot of blood.”
Princess' leg was severed from the bottom of the knee. They rushed princess to the the Hornell Humane society, but they were unable to save her life. Sargent David Forsythe from Bath Village Police says they were able to find a bone fragment later on, but the rest of the leg was never recovered.
“I think he legitimately didn't try to harm the dog it was just a bad choice on his part to try and scare it with the lawn mower I do not believe he tried to intentionally try to harm the dog.”
“I just hope the guy realizes what he did was wrong and admits it its cruel I don't know how anyone could do that,” says Eric.
William storms will be charged with a misdemeanor for cruelty toward an animal. Storms faces $1,000 fine or up to a year in jail.