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.
C-PP Superintendent Pay Raise
Amidst all the financial struggles, tonight the Corning-Painted Post school district board voted to give Superintendent Mike Ginalksi a pay raise.
September 12, 2012
Corning (WENY) - Like plenty of other school districts across New York, Corning-Painted Post is dealing with budget issues almost every year, and money is very tight. Amidst all the financial struggles, tonight the Corning-Painted Post school district board voted to give Superintendent Mike Ginalksi a pay raise. Parents say they think of the superintendent as a leader and they feel he deserves to be rewarded for the job he's done over the past year.
“I think he's doing a decent job so the fact that has already been agreed to it's ok for it to continue.” Doug Butler has five children, four of which still go to school in the district. When asked about the raise for Superintendent Michael Ginalski, he believes the district's leader deserves the pay bump.
“I think Ginalski is doing an incredible job. I don't know all the in's and out's of the challenges he faces but i think the idea of combining the high schools is sound and combining the the sports teams is sound logic too.”
“He's out for the district hes not in it for personal gain he looks out for the kids, he knows the kids he knows the parents and he really gives it his all,” says Kim Gee a Parent from Painted Post.
His raise is based on his performance throughout the past year. This year Ginalksi kept the facilitates plan is on schedule and on budget, kept student achievement heading in the right direction, and helped bring in $5.5 million from Corning Incorporated. The board President sees it as an investment the better job Ginalski does, the more money it saves everyone in the long run.
“You have to invest because eventually when you have a good person it actually saves money for the district and allows you to have extra money to pay for programs,” says Dr. Dale Wexell.
“There's no guarantee going into every year and its up to the board to set the bar high and its up to me to meet the goals in the end,” says Ginalski.
Ginalski's salary is now more than $196,000 a year. The past two years Ginalski has given back part of his salary to help with the budget.