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.
Cornell BOOM Showcases Digital Tech
Checkers-playing robot and other hi-tech projects to be showcased at Cornell BOOM 2014.
March 26, 2014
ITHACA (WENY) -- Go check out the latest high tech projects at Cornell university today at the Cornell's BOOM 2014.
This year people will have a chance to see the latest student research into digital technology. Projects like checkers-playing robots, a smart scale or even an unmanned aircraft capable of take off and landing by itself.
Some of this year’s projects include:
Smart scale – A wifi-enabled smart scale and mobile app called Moxie that allows users to monitor their weight, heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol in order to make lifestyle changes accordingly.
Bus tracker – Mobile tracking app that allows users to select a bus number to find the nearest stop, estimate the time the next bus will arrive and its current location.
Checkers-playing Delta robot – A checkers-playing robot arm that uses a webcam to identify the board and determine its next move.
Reader analytics platform – A digital platform called Speare that tracks analytics from visitors of news media websites – everything from the types of articles they prefer to how long they spend reading them – in order for the publisher to better understand its audience.
CUAir – An unmanned autonomous aircraft capable of takeoff/landing, waypoint navigation and surveillance/reconnaissance.
CUAUV – An unmanned autonomous underwater vehicle capable of completing difficult underwater tasks through an advanced software system.
Mood lights – Electro-sensors measure one’s mood and then the data is fed into an interactive, color-changing light system.
This is the 16th annual event and starts today at 4:00P.M. in Duffield Hall Atrium on Cornell's campus.
More information: http://boom.cornell.edu/