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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.
Bradford County Drug Roundup
BRADFORD COUNTY -- [WENY] 61 arrest warrants went out this morning for 42 people accused of selling or having an intent to sell narcotic drugs. 38 people are in jail.
Police call it Operation Buckeye. They say it's the result of old school police work for about a year.
"We are out there investigating and it takes a little time, but you wanna get enough evidence so you can lock these people up for a while, you don't want them back on the street," said Pennsylvania State Trooper, Martin Connors.
Undercover Investigators bought drugs from suspects Police say most of the suspects knew each other and were linked.
"Our oldest indiviuial who was arrested was 79-years-old and there were two mother-daughter teams that were arrested also," says Trooper Connors.
Rebecca Rees, is just 1 of 42 people accused of distribution or intent to distribute. 12 people were arrested from Towanda, 5 from Sayre and 3 from Waverly.
Neighbors of one of the suspects say they had no idea they were living down the street from an alleged drug dealer.
"I don't know if you've ever seen anybody first hand on this stuff, it's scary they don't really know what they're doing they can hurt someone. They can hurt themselves," says Norman Swartz, a Sayre neighbor.
Other neighbors weren't as surprised, saying there are drugs everywhere.
"There's drugs in the area, you know there is. I mean I can't speak for every house, but I know that there is just because it doesn't surprise me that there is," says Aaron Barth.
Police say neighbors tips were especially helpful in their investigation and remind people to say something if they see something.
Bradford County Roundup:
Shawn Watkins, 41, Towanda
Phil W. Wood, 53, Towanda
Mark V. Wurzler, 23, Wyalusing
Travis L. Kitchen, 40, Towanda
Catherine M. Lane, 31, Laceyville
Elise B. Brotzman, 51, Laceyville
Michael C. Porter, 29 Troy
Nicole M. Decker, 24, Towanda
Dustin Hunter Poulton, 22, Middleton
William J. Hicks, 24, Towanda
Darryl D. Hankins, 27, Monroeton
Keighley M. Park, 27, Waverly
Julie L. Falsey, 35, Monroeton
Melinda L. Salsman, 26
Billie L. Deloach, 39, Rome
Gary V. Brown, 44 Ulster
Jeremy S. Worthington, 41, Towanda
Tamara J. Benjamin, 30, Wysox
Mark C. Bell, 24, Wysox
David A. Soprano, 50, Waverly
Leslie May Gallagher, 41, Sayre
Debra A. Decker, 53, Towanda
Todd Brent Stroud, 24, Towanda
Joseph Phillip Leighton, 28, Wysox
Timothy John Farr, 31, Sayre
Heather Lynn Farr, 24, Sayre
Michelle Coyne, 46, Waverly
Heather Dyke, 24, Rome
Penny Sullivan, 45, Rome
Ronald, Chesla, Rome
Brandon S. Verstreate, 26, Towanda
John Worthington, 28, Rome
Rebecca Rees, 37, Towanda
Robert R. Lafy, 44, Towanda
Jason Allen, 32, Towanda
Ellen Johnson, 47, Sayre
Donald Hadlock, 79, Sayre
Jared Brackbill, 29, Ulster
Elsie Minier, 28, Ulster
Shelby Nonnemacher, 31, Rome