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.
Boating For A Cure Kick Off This Weekend
MONTOUR FALLS (WENY) -- If you're out around Seneca Lake this weekend, you may see a small fleet of colorful boats.
That's because The 4th annual, Boating For A Cure kicks off tomorrow morning to raise money for cancer research and treatment.
The creators of Boating for a cure say this event gets bigger and bigger each year. They are expecting close to 30 boats out at Montour Falls Marina tomorrow morning.
There is a $15 dollar donation which includes boat registrations and a boating for a cure t-shirt for the captain.
Those who are participating in the event can arrive as early 7am to register and decorate their boat to show which cancer they are raising money for.
Norman knight and his wife Joyce have always been part of relay for life but decided to start boating for a cure to honor the family members they lost throughout the years to cancer.
"It's just something we are passionate about," said Knight. "We're encouraged to keep going to have more birthdays."
"The first year we brought in $1,000, second year was 15 and last year we got two. This year, we're looking to beat last year's," said Knight.
This will a 2 hour boat ride at 10:30, At the end their will be a picnic at Montour Falls Marina.
All proceeds from tomorrow's event will go to the American Cancer Society.
For more information go to http://www.rflboatingforacure.com/ or call Norman Knight at (607) 426-9046