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.
Search and Rescue K-9’s
When someone goes missing there is no time to waste, that’s when police like to call in their K-9 reinforcement to help.
September 21, 2012
Steuben County (WENY) - When someone goes missing there is no time to waste, that's when police like to call in their K-9 reinforcement to help. Three weeks ago police and search and rescue crews discovered the body of missing woman Melissa Sherry. At that point she had been missing for almost a week and police needed help finding her. That's when the cops called in man's best friend, who have a unique tool for searching. These dogs train for two years, and to them it's one big game of hide and go seek.
Catherine Mustico and her dog Logan work as a team to find missing people as fast as possible. The duo was part of the search and rescue crews that found Melissa sherry. Steuben county sheriffs office say her services were vital to the search.
“Tremendous they save us so much time their sent their ability to smell some people and smell some gases to track people limits the amount of time we spend up there to find these people,” Says Steuben County Undersheriff Ray Dell.
Dogs have an ability to separate smells, making it easy for them to distinguish human scents from everything else. Humans shed thousands of skin cells that carry a unique smell and that's what dogs like Logan look for.
All the training and all the work is for one goal, to help find people in trouble.
“We're all out for the same goal which is to find Melissa sherry against all odds alive or to bring closure to her family,” says Mustico.
“I wish we could have found Melissa alive but we were still able to get some closure to the family relatively quickly,” says Dell.
If anyone is interested in seeing if their dog has what it takes to become a rescue dog email Catherine Mustico at email@example.com or visit the facebook page at