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.
100 Bikers Ride to Cure MD
ELMIRA (WENY)--Over 100 people turned out at American legion post 443 to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Riders are revving their engines. Almost 100 bikers are riding 100 miles, all for one reason...to find a cure for muscular dystrophy.
Anne Monroe is living with the disease and her muscles have been steadily deteriorating for years. But, she says the MDA Ride for a Cure keeps her strong."I support them and I want to say thank you that they are taking the time and running for MDA, it's a worthy cause and I hope there is going to be a cure someday and by them running, there could be a cure."
Co-Founder, Rosalie Krauss is hoping for that same cure. She launched the chicken BBQ and motorcycle ride seven years ago, after her grandson was diagnosed with the disease. This year, she hopes to add over $8,800 dollars to the pot.
She says, "I always like to say what Jerry Lewis said, one dollar more than last year, I'd be happy with that but of course, I'd like to raise a lot."
And every dollar counts. The ride has raised about $60,000 dollars since it began in 2005.
"It starts at the American Legion, we have two of our first stops in Troy, then we leave from Troy to Mansfield, then Mansfield to Tioga, Pennsylvania and then back here," said Co-Founder, Kent Krauss.
It's a long ride, but the bikers say the road ahead for those like Anne, living with MD, is much longer.
"As long as I can, I am going to come see them every year and say thank you for your time," said Anne.
About a quarter of a million kids and adults are living with the disease. To find out more or to donate visit: http://www.mda.org/