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.
Air Advisory: Temp. Too Hot to Handle?
ELMIRA (WENY)---Right on cue, the first day of summer kicks off with some high temperatures.
Several Western New York Counties are under an Air Quality Health Advisory today.
The DEC and New York Legislators issued the warning from 11 this morning to 11 tonight due to possible three digit temperature readings.
Tioga, Tompkins, Schuyler and Chemung county are all part of the advisory.
These air advisories go into effect when levels of pollution, either ozone or fine particulate matter are expected to exceed an Air Quality Index value of 100.
Automobile exhaust and out-of-state emission sources are the primary causes of ground level ozone and are the most serious air pollution problems in the northeast.
- Use mass transit or carpool instead of driving.
- Conserve fuel and reduce exhaust emissions by carpooling
- Turn off lights and electrical appliances when you aren't using them
- Use fans to keep air ciculating and set air conditioners to 78 degrees.
- Re-set your fridge and freezer
For Your Health:
- Drink lots of water and stay away from caffeine, sugary drinks and alcohol.
- Take a cool shower or bath.
- If you like the heat, try to get inside in the air conditioning for a few hours so you're body stayes cool.
- Never Leave Kids or Pets in the car
Fore more info about animals in heat: www.chemungspca.org
- Limit Physical Activity
- Wear light and loose clothing