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.
Macy's is Closing 68 Stores, Cutting 10,000 Jobs
Macy's said Wednesday that it is moving forward with 68 store closures, which are part of the 100 closings it announced in August. Here's a look at the recently closed and soon-to-close locations.
Already Completed 2016 Closings
.Laurel Plaza, North Hollywood, California
.Ala Moana Jewel Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii
.Valley Fair, West Valley City, Utah
Closings slated for early 2017
.Greenwood, Bowling Green, Kentucky
.Carolina Place, Pineville, North Carolina
.Douglaston, Douglaston, New York
.Downtown Portland, Portland, Oregon
.Lancaster Mall, Salem, Oregon
.Oakwood Mall, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Anticipated Year-End Closings
.Mission Valley Apparel, San Diego, California
.Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, California
.Lakeland Square, Lakeland, Florida
.Oviedo Marketplace, Oviedo, Florida
.Sarasota Square, Sarasota, Florida
.University Square, Tampa, Florida
.CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida
.Georgia Square, Athens, Georgia
.Nampa Gateway Center, Nampa, Idaho
.Alton Square, Alton, Illinois
.Stratford Square, Bloomingdale, Illinois
.Eastland, Bloomington, Illinois
.Jefferson, Louisville, Kentucky
.Esplanade, Kenner, Louisiana
.Bangor, Bangor, Maine
.Westgate, Brockton, Massachusetts
.Silver City Galleria, Taunton, Massachusetts
.Lakeview Square Mall, Battle Creek, Michigan
.Eastland Center, Harper Woods, Michigan
.Lansing, Lansing, Michigan
.Westland, Westland, Michigan
.Minneapolis Downtown, Minneapolis, Minnesota
.Northgate, Durham, North Carolina
.Columbia, Grand Forks, North Dakota
.Moorestown, Moorestown, New Jersey
.Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, New Jersey
.Preakness, Wayne, New Jersey
.Cottonwood, Albuquerque, New Mexico
.Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada
.Great Northern, Clay, New York
.Oakdale Mall, Johnson City, New York
.The Marketplace, Rochester, New York
.Eastland, Columbus, Ohio
.Sandusky, Sandusky, Ohio
.Fort Steuben, Steubenville, Ohio
.Promenade, Tulsa, Oklahoma
.Neshaminy, Bensalem, Pennsylvania
.Shenango Valley, Hermitage, Pennsylvania
.Beaver Valley, Monaca, Pennsylvania
.Lycoming, Muncy, Pennsylvania
.Plymouth Meeting, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
.Washington Crown Center, Washington, Pennsylvania
.Parkdale, Beaumont, Texas
.Southwest Center, Dallas, Texas
.Sunland Park, El Paso, Texas
.Greenspoint, Houston, Texas
.West Oaks Mall, Houston, Texas
.Pasadena Town Square, Pasadena, Texas
.Collin Creek, Plano, Texas
.Broadway Square, Tyler, Texas
.Layton Hills, Layton, Utah
.Cottonwood, Salt Lake City, Utah
.Landmark, Alexandria, Virginia
.River Ridge, Lynchburg, Virginia
.Everett, Everett, Washington
.Three Rivers, Kelso, Washington
.Valley View, La Crosse, Wisconsin
Other 2017 Closings
.Simi Valley Town Center (men's/home/kids), Simi Valley, California
.Mall at Tuttle Crossing (furniture/home/kids/men's), Dublin, Ohio
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