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.
Camping Pushed Back at Camp Good Days
BRANCHPORT (WENY) -- Crews on scene at Camp Good Days and Special Times, a camp in Yates County for people impacted by Cancer are racing the clock before another storm comes.
A little bit of rain and a flash flood watch, issued this morning on May 21 weren't always a concern at Camp Good Days, but flash flooding destroyed a creek that runs along the camp. It used to run about five feet deep, barely a trickle of water going through it, but debris an water pushed it's way in, ravaging the camp site.
Matt Hewelkins is a Camp Good Days and Special Times 10 year camper.
"It's kind of hard to see all this stuff going on because I've never seen anything like this," said Hewelkins.
He's a cancer survivor, and was looking forward to his first year as a staff member.
"I leave camp in the Summer and I think about coming back all year round," said Hewelkins.
The cabin he has fond memories in is slated to be demolished due to major flooding.
Gary Mervis started the camp in memory of daughter, Teddi, who lost her battle to Cancer.
"By the time I got here Saturday, all I could do is literally cry," said Mervis. "I don't think I've cried as much since Teddi died."
The property manager is estimating $250,000 in damages. Planned camping dates are pushed back a month. Governor Cuomo has stepped in, announcing funding to help with repairs.
"I've never seen anything like this or heard anything like this happen to the camp," said Mark Serret, property manager. "But the camp is going to be nicer than it's ever been before and I know we're going to come back."
DOT trucks and volunteer crews are site beginning the clean up. Tons of sand was donated to keep waters from Keuka Lake from pushing in further.
Camp Good Days is grateful for the state help, but say local volunteers are really making a difference. If you'd like to help out you can visit: http://www.campgooddays.org/flood/flood5-14.htm