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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.
Ithaca Beer Company Opens New Tap Room
Taproom Open For Tastings
(WENY) Ithaca-- Ithaca Beer Company is showing off their new tasting room. The tasting room is just one part of the brand new facility that has been a year in the making. A new brew house has been installed that allows Ithaca Beer to more than double their production. New features at the facility include an outdoor seating area and a beer garden where you can sit out and enjoy a brew. Ithaca Beer is one of the region's fastest growing craft beer companies and they are excited to attract customers both new and old.
Owner of Ithaca Beer Company, Dan Mitchell, says "It's just a nicer facility to come visit. So you can come visit and hang out. At the old place you took a tasting, grabbed a six pack and left. Now you you can come and hang out for a little while".
Bob Crabbs came up for the Grand Opening from Endicott and adds "I've loved Ithaca brew since they started. Saw that this was their Grand Opening and had to be here".
Next month, the brewery plans to open a new kitchen featuring a wood-fired oven for pizzas. You can enjoy the new taproom Wednesday through Sunday from noon til 7.