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.
Airport Corporate Park South Development
May 13, 2013
CHEMUNG COUNTY -- (WENY) Chemung County has been trying to develop this 220 acre spot off Interstate 86 at Exit 50 for years.The promise of state money got it off the ground.
"It's taken a while to get to the point where we finally know the funds are available and ready to go," said Mike Krusen, Deputy County Executive.
Recently, the project was faced with a road block in getting a 1.6 million dollar loan from the state. That money is only available if the land has one owner. It was split between the IDA and the County. Monday night, county leaders took that roadblock down by transferring full ownership to the IDA.
"The county purchased the land a long time ago and this will make it more viable to developers to come in if we bring the infrastructure in and actually get it into the right entity which is the the industrial development area," said Chemung County Legislature, David Manchester.
The Budget Committee also held a special meeting to reduce the amount of land for the project. That saves Spier Park, and avoids FAA approval for land closer to the airport. But the airport manager is confident Elmira-Corning Regional will still benefit.
Anne Crook, Director of Aviation at Elmira-Corning Regional Airport, said "it helps the airport grow and vise versa the airport helps these businesses grow so we work closely together and I think there's a lot of sinergies in this type of development."
County leaders say this is a big step to bringing new business and more jobs to Chemung County.
"Whether it be office buildings or light manufacturing or anything like that, that will bring those jobs back to the area, that's what we're hoping for," added Manchester.