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.
If you’ve had a chance to drive on Route 13 lately you’ve noticed some lights have come down, and a new way to control the flow of traffic has some drivers a little confused.
August 30, 2012
Horseheads (WENY) - If you've had a chance to drive on Route 13 lately you've noticed some lights have come down, and a new way to control the flow of traffic has some drivers a little confused. Department of Transportation crews are building two roundabouts at the intersections of Franklin Street and Old Ithaca Road. The goal is to make both intersections safer and reduce the number of collisions. Traffic should flow better on Route 13 now that a new roundabout has been finished. Sgt. Mike McDarby from the State Police says, DOT changed the layout to help speed traffic flow and reduce the chances for serious collisions.
“In a typical four-way intersection, there are 32 points of conflict - vehicle coming in making a right, going strait or coming at it head on. In a roundabout there are only eight points of conflict.”
When coming up on a roundabout intersection, one of the most important things to remember is that all entrances have yield signs. That means you must slow down and yield to oncoming traffic. If there is no traffic coming, enter the circle. When you are going around the circle, you as the driver, have the right of way, but as soon as you want to exit, put your blinker on and let the other drivers know behind you that you're exiting, then you're out and on your way.
“Times when traffic is light you will never have to come to a complete stop, you'll just be able to travel through it. But what it will do, statistics have shown, is reduce accidents,” says McDarby.
Statistics have shown the accidents that do occur in a roundabout are usually at lower speeds and at safer angles.