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.
Non-Stop Flight Added at ELM Airport
New non-stop service between Elmira and New York City officially took flight on Thursday afternoon.
June 7, 2012
BIG FLATS (WENY) -- The first non-stop flight to and from New York City's JFK airport officially took flight Thursday from the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport. The 50-seat jet will make daily trips between ELM and the Big Apple.
Ticket prices start at about $150 for a round trip ticket, but vary depending on when you book your trip. Chemung County and local tourism leaders say this flight is an added convenience, and another way to bring people into the region.
"The whole tourism industry in the region is very excited about a way for people in the New York City region to come to the Fingerlakes region with a direct flight," says airport manager, Ann Crook.
"I think it's going to give us a better chance to get to other places outside of the U.S. and do that quickly," says Laurie Garner, one of the passengers on the first flight to JFK. "And it's kind of nice to be able to go to the city and do that quickly since we don't have a train anymore."
In addition to the added flights, ELM is also getting bathroom renovations, more parking spaces and a runway expansion. The 8,000 food expansion project should be completed by the end of the summer.