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.
Beat the Heat
People in the Southern Tier are finding any way to stay cool today, and seeing the ice cream man coming down the street can bring sweet relief.
Twin Tiers (WENY) - People in the Southern Tier are finding any way to stay cool today, and seeing the ice cream man coming down the street can bring sweet relief. The Twin Tiers hit the 90 degree mark for the second day in a row. Temperatures like those makes staying cool a difficult task, but if you want to make it through the day, there are some things you can do to get some relief from the heat. Stick to the basics, make sure to stay out of the direct sunlight, drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine. While many of us are seeing red, guys like Randy Stanton see green. He owns Hokey Pokey Ice Cream in Corning and he dreams about days like today, because that's when his ice cream truck does the best. For cooks at Wsner market like Kevin Conlon dealing with the heat is part of the job. Both Randy and Kevin have some different ways to stay cool.
Kevin says he does anything to stay cool.
“A lot of water stay hydrated get some cold towels throw them in the cooler go back throw them around your neck stuff like that.”
“Look for a cool place and cold ice cream and enjoy the day because we get very few of these in a year so make the most of it,” says Stanton.