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.
DEC Releases LPG Storage Study
The risk analysis of the Liquid Propane Gas facility on the shores of Seneca lake is in
May 14, 2012
Town of Reading (WENY) - The risk analysis of the Liquid Propane Gas facility on the shores of Seneca lake is in, but opponents of the proposed gas storage facility say the study doesn't take all the risks into account. The Department of Environmental conservation released a private risk assessment of the proposed LPG storage facility in the old Salt caverns next to Seneca Lake. The company building the facility initially fought the full review but later reversed its position. The study found most of the areas near the storage facility would be exposed to very low risk, but opponents are still skeptical. The risk analysis was prepared by Quest Consultants for the company that wants to build the storage tanks, Inergy-Midstream. Quest looked at the risk for the area around the facility and dangers of transporting and storing the gas. It also took into account accident frequency at similar facilities. Hazards in the study include exposure to a flash fire, and exposure and explosion. These risks are highest within 15 hundred feet of the facilities. The study found that outside the facility's boundaries, the chances of being killed are less that one in 10,000. Jeff Marx an engineer involved in the study says,“It's a very typical operation its not one that is new to Inergy so we don't expect this to be a high risk facility.”
Joe Campbell representing Gas Free Seneca says the effects are not just about the facility.
“It doesn't look at quality of life issues at all it doesn't look at economic issues it doesn't look at any of that so we think the study is flawed from the beginning and because we didn't have an input on who did the study the results have to be called into question.”
An Inergy spokeswoman says the company is ready to move forward as soon as the DEC approves the plan.