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.
Hep C Prevelant In Baby Boomers
ELMIRA (WENY) -- The Center for Disease Control are urging Baby Boomers to get tested for Hepatitis C.
According to the CDC, Those who were born between 1945 and 1965 are five times more likely to have Hep-C than other adults.
The CDC reported that 75 percent of adults infected with Hepatitis C were born in the 20 years span of 1945 to 1965.
Most boomers became infected with the disease in the 1970s and 80s when the rate of Hep C was at its highest.
Hepatitis C is spread when the blood of an infected person enters the body of someone who is not infected.
Some symptoms of Hep C are fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain and yellowing of the skin.
But Those who are infected with Hepatitis C can live for decades without any symptoms but will have sever liver damage.
The CDC says many baby boomers are unknowingly living with the virus they may have contracted many years ago.
Prior to 1992, blood was not tested before an organ transplant or blood transfusion.
"Sometimes people don't show symptoms up to thirty years after contracting the disease," said Melissa Klossner, Chemung County Health Department. "A lot of times after that there is liver involvement, Cirrhosis, that kind of thing. I would talk to your provider and seeing what your risk factors are."
Health officials say it is important to get tested for Hep C because there could be no indicators.
If diagnosed, your doctor can provide further information on treatment.