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.
Hit and Run Suspect Wanted
The suspect in last nights hit and run incident that seriously injured a woman still hasn’t been caught.
July 11, 2012
Chemung County (WENY) - The suspect in last nights hit and run incident that seriously injured a woman still hasn't been caught. Police say he has a history of domestic violence and probably fled to Pennsylvania. The Chemung County sheriffs office is still working to find the man accused of purposely hitting a woman at the intersection of county routes 8 and 2 then drove away. The suspect, William Ramsey, has a history of violence and is now wanted for felony assault. Investigators say it started as a domestic dispute and ended with one woman in the hospital. Police are still looking for this man, 49 year old Louisiana native William Ramsey.
They say just before six o'clock last night, Ramsey and one of three passengers riding in his truck, Deborah Meyer, got into a domestic dispute on the road. After a yelling match, Meyer got out of the dodge ram at the intersection of county routes 8 and 2. Police say Ramsey did multiple donuts in the road, then swerved to hit Meyer. She sustained serious injuries and was transported to Robert Packer Hospital. Investigator from the chemung county Sheriffs office Lt. Douglas Houper says, “In this situation Mr Ramsey has a history of domestic violence and has been arrested for domestic violence in the past so this isn’t new to him.”
Ramsey is a convicted felon in Louisiana, and Court records show he was recently charged in Bradford County after a similar incident: Shooting at a woman who got out of his truck. That incident got Ramsey charged with aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm, and attempting to elude police. He was released from the Bradford County jail for those charges, after posting bond on June 28th. Ramsey was last seen driving a Blue 2004 Dodge pick-up truck with Louisiana plates B48-37-88. If you have any information call the Chemung County Sheriffs office at 607 737-2987.