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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.
Common Core Controversy
June 6, 2013
ELMIRA HEIGHTS -- (WENY) Concerned parents were back again tonight. Lisa Johnson, who spoke with us at the Corning Painted Post school board meeting,
hosted her own presentation, with two other worried moms.
"So we starting digging into it for ourselves and now we want to inform other parents about what is coming around the corner," said parent Lisa Christiansen.
Although it was held by the Twin Tier Tea Party, they wanted to make clear this isn't a political issue.
Christiansen added, "it's one that we wanted to get parents involved and aware of what's going to be taught to their children in the school coming
up in the next couple of years."
Some parents who came out, didn't know much about Common Core, and left wanting to learn more. With the scan of one finger, data can be collected from students and this was one of the biggest concerns for parents.
This is already being seen in schools like Cuba-Rushford School in Cuba, NY. A permission slip from the school says students can get their lunches using a finger touchpad rather than an ID.
The school says this isn't finger printing, but parents tonight are concerned about data mining. They think it's a little too "1984".
"Parents don't realize and I didn't realize until tonight when I report to my school district, the school district has access to private information about my children frankly," said parent Mark Houseknecht.
As of right now the implementation of the Common Core program is set to continue into this upcoming school year.