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.
Fracking Health Study
Guthrie health and Geisinger health systems have joined together to look at the effects of Drilling here in the twin tiers.
August 21, 2012
Twin Tiers (WENY) - Guthrie health and Geisinger health systems have joined together to look at the effects of Drilling here in the twin tiers. Using previous patient data and future analysis researchers plan to study health effects for at least the next 20 years. Guthrie Foundation Director, Laura Fitzgerald says it's an exciting time for the researchers because the project is the first of it's kind.
“I think it's a unique project its the first of its kind in the area it hopefully will lead to other community health projects within the area and hopefully provide a community benefit to the surrounding communities.”
The research will focus on three different areas, environmental exposures, health outcomes and community Impacts. Asthma, cardiovascular disease and cancer are some of the health problems that may be studied. Just like any new device or product, drilling and its effects must be looked at with a systematic process through clinical trials. In the past, this research couldn't have been done. Now with the system called the electronic health record, patient information and data can be shared between both Guthrie and Geisinger quickly. The study could also reveal more than just the health effects from drilling.
“We're very excited for the population health effects that its going to show in regards to the Marcellus Shale but also other population studies that can be built off the organizational structures that we're setting in place now,” says Fitzgerald.
The study will span somewhere between five and twenty years and has no end date. First results could be available by next year.