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.
Troy School’s New Fitness Center
Fitness legend Jake Steinfeld, known best from his workout series "Body by Jake" was in the Northern Tier this afternoon to help cut the ribbon on a $100,000 fitness center.
September 13, 2012
Troy (WENY) - Fitness legend Jake Steinfeld, known best from his workout series "Body by Jake" was in the Northern Tier this afternoon to help cut the ribbon on a $100,000 fitness center. Troy intermediate school was one out of hundreds chosen by the Governor's Fitness Council to receive the brand new center, all in an effort to promote child health. The school won the contest in May, but today was the day it officially opened. What better way to celebrate a brand new fitness center than a pep rally with Body By Jake's, Jake Steinfeld. He worked with The Governor's Fitness Council to sponsor an intense competition throughout Pennsylvania. Jim Whitehead the Executive Director of the Governor's Fitness Council says only three schools won a state-of-the-art fitness center.
“It was really on the basis of merit after looking at applications from all over the state, this school was selected based on its commitment to physical activity and healthy lifestyles.”
Troy Intermediate School's physical education teacher Christina Sheely put the grant together. She had to prove to the council that troy was a leader when it comes to student health.
“We are going to use the fitness center as much as we can all of our students three through six will be able to come in and we will do it during physical education classes and any other time that we have open,” says Sheely.
The center has 24 different machines and the kids work in pairs in a rotation. Students get a serious workout in just over 30 minutes.
“When kids feel good about themselves they work harder in everything that they do we are hoping that we will give them some life style changes, some things that they can do when they go on that will help them feel good about themselves work hard at everything that they do,” says Principal Rebecca Stanfield.
Troys Intermediate School has no salt shakers in the entire school, making it hard to be unhealthy.