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.
Pilot Remains Calm After Flares
Update: PHILADELPHIA (WENY)---A runway at Philadelphia Airport was shut down temporarily yesterday after authorities say someone may have shot a flare in the sky near the airport as the plane was landing.
US. Airways spokesman, Todd Lehmacher says flight 4321 from Elmira did land safely Tuesday afternoon. He says crew members reported seeing a possible flare as the plane came in around 1:40.
Philadelphia police say they got a 9-1-1 call about someone shooting a flare gun at an intersection near the airport, but didn't find any evidence.
The pilot did seem calm while reporting the scare to air traffic control.
Pilot: "There's a flare back there, 500 ft Piedmont 4321 on final."
Tower: "There's a what? I missed it, sorry."
Pilot: "It looked like a flare that was shot up."
Tower: "You said there was a flare being shot up say at you?"
Pilot: "Yeah, it was probably wasn't more than 50 feet off our right wing, it looked like a flare gun, it had a little canister that exploded right next to us."
Tower: "Ok. Wow"
The runway was closed for 30 minutes. The plane landed safely, with 34 passengers and three crew members. No injuries were reported.
PHILADELPHIA (WENY) -- A runway at Philadelphia Airport was shut down temporarily this afternoon , after a scare while a plane from Elmira was landing.
Authorities say US Airways flight 4321 from Elmira was landing at Philadelphia when crew members noticed a possible flare shot into the sky. Philadelphia police say they got a 911 call about someone shooting a flare gun at an intersection near the airport, but didn't find any evidence.
The plane landed safely, with 34 passengers and three crew members.