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.
Contaminated Soil Found
District leaders say Contaminated soil at the construction site of a new Corning Painted Post School Building poses no threat to neighbors.
August 28, 2012
Corning (WENY) - District leaders say Contaminated soil at the construction site of a new Corning Painted Post School Building poses no threat to neighbors, but It could cost up to 4 million dollars to remove the lead-tainted dirt tests of soil samples taken from the construction site of the new Corning-Painted Post High School came found lead in the soil. And even though clean up will probably cost millions, district leaders say the facilities project is still on budget.
Solid waste was found about two to 15 feet underground. The contaminated material has small traces of lead from brick, ash, glass and other manufacturing materials. Neighbors like Michael Kane, who lives right next to the construction says he knew the ground had glass and brick in it, but didn't know about any lead.
“We used to find cullet down here, it's just old glass. I was digging up our rhubarb plant and I found some out there anyway and you know I guess if your building a parking lot on a toxic dump ground your going to find something down there,” says Kane.
Today crews started to remove about 700 tons of contaminated soil from the construction zone. Although that may sound like a lot of dirt, only a small portion of that is actually contaminated.
“Buried in the ground it doesn’t leach it stays within the glass product that its in the problem is when you dig and disturb it you have to get rd of it,” says C-PP Superintendent Mike Ginalski.
The removal will cost the district between 2 and 4 million dollars. That money will come from savings from this years mild winter and reserve funds.
“As of right now we don't have a firm figure on how much its going to cost. We've been told two to four million but we wont really know until they finish up,” says Ginalski.
Tomorrow night, the school board will vote on the spending to cover the cost of the clean up.