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.
Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation
CORNING (WENY) -- Spear 7 Stables in Corning, is buying horses that have been starved and abused and restoring them back to health for adoption.
Workers at Spear 7 are dedicated to saving the lives of horses.
When most of them arrived at the stable, they were barely alive.
Saved from slaughter houses across the country, these horses found a home in the Southern Tier .
When they first arrived at Spear 7 rescue and rehab for horses in corning, they were frail and malnourished.
Victims of animal cruelty.
"They're bleeding from certain things. They have mange," said Therese White, Horse trainer at Spear 7. "Feet are in really really bad condition that they can't walk. They are just crippled."
Therese White's family has been involved with horses for generations.
She says she has seen her fair share of abused horses.
But when Sweet Pea arrived six weeks ago, Therese was told she was aggressive and dangerous.
Sweet Pea is just one of 8 horses, Spear 7 has rehabilitated since opening over a year ago.
The horse you see here is jasper.
He was weak and after a few months he was adopted and is now a prize winning horse.
Jasper's condition was similar to one horse NAMED
When Prince first got to Spear 7 he was severely malnourished and dehydrated but since he's been here, he gained over 100 pounds and is healthy enough to be adopted.
"About March, I met Prince, said Carri Smith, who recently adopted Prince. "He was a sweetheart but I wasn't ready. Therese knew we were a good match but I didn't believe her. So I went out looking."
In February, Carri lost two horses in a tragic accident.
She's grateful to have found Prince, but knows he has a long way to go.
"He's still coming. It takes time to get over abuse. It takes time to get over all that stuff," said Smith.
To adopt, donate or volunteer go to their Facebook: Spear 7 Stables.