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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.
Disaster Preparedness Training
HORNELL (WENY) -- Many areas throughout Upstate New York are still cleaning up after the devastation this week's tornadoes and widespread storms left behind.
Now, the state is working to make sure people are more prepared for emergency situations.
If people want to learn about how to be prepared for a disaster like Tuesday's storm and tornadoes, an event at the Hornell High School Auditorium on Saturday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will provide them with those very tools.
The New York State Nation Guard will teach people how to be prepared for any type of disaster, before it happens.
It's a part of the state's Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program.
The class is free and lasts about two hours.
Each family that goes, will get a disaster preparedness backpack filled with things like a flashlight, water, food bars, an emergency blanket, and a pocket radio with batteries.
"This new normal of extreme weather is a challenge for government. It is a challenge for first responders, and it is a challenge for every citizen in this state," said Governor Andrew Cuomo.
"I think it's timely and I think I share the Governor's opinion that this is going to be the norm. Not to scare people. This basically is to prepare people and make sure they're not caught short in an emergency," said Shawn Hogan, Mayor of the City of Hornell.
The event is open to the public, but you have to register in advance and show ID at check in.
Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
About 150 people have already signed up for the Hornell session.
You can register online http://prepare.ny.gov/training-events