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.
First Day Of Fishing Season
MONTOUR FALLS (WENY) -- It's a warm start to the 2014 Trout Season compared to last year and anglers throughout the area flooded the creek.
David Anderson and Wayne Templer have more than 75 years of fishing experience between them both and they look forward to the 1st of April every year.
"Being out, fishing, it's always fun," says Anderson. We got up early this morning in anticipation and we're not disappointed. We throw them back anyhow so it doesn't make any difference."
After a long day at the creek, people like to eat at PDR Catering, where they can get the famous hot sausage sandwich.
"The hot sausage, definitely their favorite with the onions and peppers," says PDR owner Douglas Walborn.
He says opening day for trout season is like a reunion ever year.
"Some of these guys, you only see them once a year," says Walborn. And it's like old times, you know."
Many anticipate a tug on their hook but being out at the creek and enjoying the day is good enough.
Edward Edkin, an angler who has gone to Catherine Creek every year since childhood says he enjoys being out during the fishing season.
"I haven't caught anything but it doesn't matter if I catch anything or not," says Edkin. "I have fun doing it. Been doing it since i've been a little kid."
Even if you didn't get a chance to go out today, there's still a lot of time left in fishing season.