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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.
C-PP Facilities Project Underway
The next generation of corning painted post high schoolers helped break ground on the new facilities project.
June 22, 2012
Corning (WENY) - The next generation of corning painted post high schoolers helped break ground on the new facilities project. The project has been more than 10 years in the making, and is now officially underway. Today the Corning Painted post facilities project will bring both corning east and corning west high schools together for the 2014 - 2015 school year. In a few years the east-west rivalry in Corning will be a thing of the past, but what the district gains outweighs the rivalry lost.
“Some of the things aren't as nice as they should be, like the locker rooms are gross and the lockers don't work, so it's going to be nice to be in a place where its a good environment to learn.”
Sydney Rutkoski will be a sophomore next fall at Corning West high school. Her class will also be the first grade to graduate from the new, combined, Corning-Painted Post district high school.
“Everybody is looking forward to go to a new school and have better experiences and learn in a new way.”
Sydney joined district leaders this afternoon, breaking ground on the nearly 100 million dollar project. The project is building a new high school, and consolidating both current high schools under one roof. Corning Mayor Richard Negri says the consolidation is something the entire city can learn from.
“As a government I think it would be a good ideas if we start thinking regionally as well because the culture is different when you think regionally versus locally.”
C-PP Superintendent Mike Ginalski says it will bring the district together.
“I think communities generally rally around their schools and I think that's what we're going to see here its going to bring everyone together finally.”
Both district middle schools will also combine. Corning West High School will be renovated into the district's only middle school.