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.
Drug Use Possible in Kanona Woman’s Disappearance
BATH (WENY) -- Police have been following up on several leads since 40-year-old Bobbi Jo Hatter of Kanona, New York went missing Wednesday night. She was last seen walking around her home on Chamberlain Road and was reportedly disoriented and confused.
Steuben County Undersheriff, Jim Allard says it's very possible Bath Salts played a role in Hatter's condition and disappearance.
She was last seen by her mother, who started looking for her about ten minutes after she was last seen. Investigators say it initially seemed like Hatter got a ride from the area. They've been talking to family members and people in the area since then.
Today, as many as 17 officers in total from the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, State Police, and Forest Rangers searched the area by foot and helicopter.
This is the second large-scale search since 2012 when Melissa Sherry went missing and later was found dead in cornfield after allegedly using Bath Salts.
Police continue to look into the latest leads.
"Our best information leads us to believe she's in a location where she can satisfy the needs she's attempting to satisfy right now," said Undersheriff Allard. "As far as an actual physical location we have yet to determine an actual physical location where she is."
Officers say Hatter was last seen wearing blue jeans, sneakers and a black jacket with white stripes. Anyone with information is asked to call 911.