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.
CANDOR, NY - [WENY] On Thursday night, kids and parents came to the Candor High School to hear award winning singer and songwriter Jared Campbell's message of bullying and the importance of self value.
Jared Campbell said, "A lot of my songs deal with different things that's kids are facing, like overcoming obstacles and bully prevention, and getting the kids to believe in themselves to accomplish the goals that they are setting."
The event, which was put on by the Candor Youth Association wanted to put a spotlight on the growing problem with Jared's Music program called "The Blue Project", all in the hopes to literally strike a chord with the kids and their parents that bullying hurts.
Jonathon Edwards, President of the Candor Youth Association talked about bullying, he said, "The fact is it's here, you know it's everywhere, the more you can let people know that it is there and it can't be ignored, the better off we are going to be."
And with the message being sent to kids that could be getting bullied in school, the message applies to the ones that are bullying as well.
Jared added, "For the ones are doing the bullying, they don't know how valuable they are either, and the reason why they bully other people is because they are trying to find that value from that action and so it's really about understanding their value, and the values in those around them."
For more information on Jared Campbell's "The Blue Project", head on over to: http://www.jcblueproject.com/
For more information on the Candor Youth Association, go to: www.facebook.com/CandorYouthAssociation