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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.
NY Delegates Back Romney-Ryan
TAMPA (WENY) – Talk about a sign of unity among the New York delegation. All 95 of their delegates pledged their support Tuesday night to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
“It was New York State, along with Pennsylvania, that made Mitt Romney the presumptive nominee,” says NYS Republican Committee Chair Ed Cox.
Tuesday night, New York State GOP Chairman Ed Cox helped make Mitt Romney the Republican party’s official nominee for President.
Cox called the roll for the New York delegation, which pledged all 95 of its votes to the former Massachusetts Governor.
“I got to say some more things about the great State of New York, and how we reacted so well to Mitt Romney’s message of an opportunist society, of free people, of free enterprise, and I was proud to do that,” says Cox.
While Cox has been to seven GOP conventions, New York State Assembly minority leader Brian Kolb is attending for the first time. He’s one of two delegates for the 29th Congressional District.
“So to be here in person, to feel the excitement, the thrill, and the opportunity for democracy in action is awesome,” says Kolb.
Now that the roll call is over with, Kolb is looking forward to Romney’s acceptance speech on Thursday. And he’s hoping voters back home in the Southern Tier are watching.
“We’ve lost faith and trust and belief [in government], and I think Governor Romney can restore that, and hopefully the voters will see that in the coming days and weeks up to the election,” says Kolb.
The excitement for these delegates is far from over. Wednesday night’s theme is “We Can Change It,” and speakers include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former presidential candidate John McCain, and the acceptance speech by vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan.