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.
Wellsboro Boil Advisory: Day 5
Wellsboro residents are dealing with the fith day of a boil water advisory.
June 8, 2012
Wellsboro (WENY) - It's day five of a bourough-wide boil water advisory in Wellsboro. The warning came Monday after sand filters clogged, creating a high chance of bacteria in the water system. It's more than just an inconvenience, the boil water advisory is a hassle for people living there, but for business owners, it's money lost.
It's become something of a routine, anytime there’s a boil advisory in Wellsboro, people know exactly what to do.
“Coffee pots are shut down, fountain machines are shut down, ice machines are shut down, we literally start boiling water, pots of water on the stove from about 6 am to about 6 pm.”
Sue Cummings restaurant, The Native Bagel, needs a lot of water to get through the day, and a boil water advisory is a big hassle.
“You put a price on your goods to make a little money but then when you have to add the extra person the extra gas the extra electric. The Styrofoam instead of glass yeah, your going to lose a little money on that.”
Borough Manager Daniel Strausser just wants to make sure the water is safe now, and then look into stopping it from happening again.
“There's been many boil advisories over the years and hopefully we will find the cause of whats causing it.”
If water Tests on Sunday and Monday come out clean, the boil advisory will be lifted and for Sue and her business it couldn't come sooner.
“State Laurel Festival is next week so we get a lot of tourists in town but just being able to get back to normal will be nice.”
For now anyone in Wellsboro is reminded to bring all water to a boil for at least a full minute before drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes or preparing food.