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.
ACSD Breaks Ground on New Project
ADDISON (WENY) -- The Addison Central School District hosted a ground breaking ceremony for their future facilities earlier today.
Back in December of 2012, voters approved these additions in order to enhance the students learning experience.
Now construction will begin on the districts 22 million dollar improvement project.
This enhancement project is Phase 2 of the district's development plan.
These new facilities will advance the Math and Science curriculum, concentrating on engineering.
Educating locally, thinking globally.The Addison Central School District is looking to the future.
District leaders and students broke ground on a 22.9 million dollar capital improvement project, after 18 months of planning.
"Right behind me, will be our two story STEM wing...And we're really looking at it be a state of the art, project based learning," said Joe Dioguardi, Addison Superintendent.
The STEM wing will be apart of the two story middle school.
In addition, there will be improvements to the infrastructure of the athletic complex at Tuscarora Elementary school.
Available to both students and the community.
ACSD Superintendent Joe DioGuardi says today is an exciting one for the district but there were many challenges to get this project up and running.
A green light from the DEC and FEMA was needed because of school is located in a flood zone.
"It's rewarding when we get this point," said Dioguardi. "So all those challenges are like a distant memory because we certainly overcome them and we're at a happy place right now."
DioGuardi says Phase 2 of the district's Capital project will inject life into learning.
Upcoming students will receive pre engineering classes and advance Math and science courses.
"There's going to be all new equipment and we're all used to like the old stuff and I think it'll just be helpful to get used to what we're used to. Not old stuff but new stuff," said Sully Harrington, 5th grader.
The project will not create an additional financial burden on the annual budget or on local taxpayers.
All projects are Expected to be completed at the beginning of the 2015 school year.