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.
NY Health Officials "Very Low Risk Of Ebola Virus In US"
(WENY) - In the next 6 months, the World Health Organization says 20,000 people could eventually be infected by the Ebola virus and half of those already infected have died.
It's the deadliest Ebola outbreak in History.
But the CDC and local health officials say, Americans have nothing to fear because the risk is here low.
More than 1500 lives and counting.
Five countries in West Africa have been exposed to the Ebola virus totaling more than 3,000 cases.
But what does that mean to us in the Twin Tiers?
Officials at the Chemung County Health Department reassures the risk of infection in the United States is extremely low.
"It's not airborne," said Melissa Klossner, Clinical Director at the Chemung County Health Department. "So you really have to touch someone who is infected in order to get the virus yourself."
Local health officials say they will continue to monitor the Centers For Disease Control's reports on the Ebola virus.
So far there have been no cases in the US and the CDC has set travel advisories for those traveling to Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal that have seen an outbreak.
"The United States as well has precautions in place for those who may be exhibiting symptoms," said Klossner.
In response to the virus, that could eventually infect 20,000 people according to the World Health Organization, US and British Researchers will begin human testing of the vaccine at the National Institute of Health in Maryland.
"We're going to start the study on the vaccine here. Then very soon there after they're going to start in the UK and the UK is then going to use sites that we have in Mali and the Gambia," said Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
"What we're talking about is a vaccine to give to an uninfected person to help prevent them from getting infected the same way when we were children getting vaccines to protect us from getting infected.," said Dr. Fauci.
A recent Ebola vaccine called ZMapp was successful in treating monkeys who had the virus.