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.
Fighting PTSD Together
Friends Fight a Common Enemy off the Battlefield
May 28, 2012
Bath (WENY) - The VA Medical center in Bath is place where vets can get help for Post traumatic stress syndrome. Years after they finished their tours of duty, these friends met up again by chance; this time to battle a different kind of enemy. Ed Seislove, Mike Holtzman and Jeff Trevean are celebrating memorial day together. Ed and Jeff served together on the USS Independence, and now all three need each other more than ever. Michael Holtzman is originally from Tampa. Like other veterans, Mike suffers from Post traumatic Stress syndrome, which led to an alcohol addiction.
“A lot of jobs a lot of relationships a lot of uncomfortableness its changed my life a lot the VA has helped out a whole lot.”
His treatment ends in 5 weeks, but says he couldn't have done it without support.
“It's good to have buddies in here it helps you get through it every vet in here is leanable we all have something in common it helps you work through the problems.”
The VA Medical center in Bath helps veterans from around the country and they all help each other.
“I believe that ever veteran who has fought for his country should be honored we're free right now because people died for this and fought for our country,” says Trevean.
“Actually it feels good to be sober number one, not having the nightmares anymore with the medication the help I've had i'm looking forward to getting my life back together and getting out there,” says Holtzman.
For more information about PTSD and how you can help, go to http://www.ptsd.va.gov/