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.
2014 GlassFest Kicks Off
CORNING (WENY) -- It's the start of the Most Fun Summer in America's Most Fun Small Town.
The 5th annual GlassFest in Corning continues today with a packed schedule of activities happening throughout the Gaffer District.
"We have things here in Corning that you're not going to find any place else," said Coleen Fabrizi, Executive Director of the Corning Gaffer District. "And I think right now, it's the time people want to make sure they were here for the 5th GlassFest."
Most Fun Small Town in America and everyone can get a taste of it this weekend.
With Over 50 different restaurants and several more popping up, Corning is known as one of the best dining destinations in the upstate region.
"Thanks to all the restaurants and wonderful menus they have to offer and the excellent I think it works out well all the way around," Fabrizi.
Andrew Cleary just opened up shop in March and business is already booming at Little Boomer's Burrito Bar on Market Street.
"We just love being here," said Cleary. "And the people seem to love it so it's already a good thing."
They're preparing for their first ever GlassFest, diving into the Gaffer District culture.
"Just the exposure and the experience of going out on the street and I mean it's tons and tons of people," Cleary.
On their menu for this weekend's festivities; Mexican Street tacos.
Made with all natural and homemade ingredients with a promise it'll be delicious.
One customer traveled from Bath to satisfy her burrito craving.
"I have a chicken burrito with brown rice and beans," said Kelly Beam, Little Boomers customer. "Salsa and some sour cream. It's sometimes messy but always wonderful."
There are many other events happening during the week. Just go to GlassFest.org.