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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.
"Orange" Wine Coming to Seneca Lake Winery
HIMROD (WENY) - Have you ever had orange wine? Well, One local winery on Seneca Lake is testing out a new wine making process that turns white wine..orange
Shaw vineyard is introducing their orange wine this weekendwith two different flavors.
Shaw's Orange wines are the first of its kind in the Finger Lakes and it's a unique process of making white wine like you would red.
"During this process, white grapes have a tendency to oxidize in a noticeable way," said Steve Shaw, owner of Shaw Vineyard. "Thus the juice and the subsequent wines tends to get an orange tint to it."
Making wine this way is gaining popularity overseas.
And Shaw first thought of trying it here in the Finger Lakes three years ago..And this year, he gave it a shot.
Like red wines, the process involves giving the white wine grape juice extended contact with the grape skins, which leaves the wine with a rusty orange-like color.
"I had a few of the orange wines, that I really enjoyed," said Shaw. "So, why not try it in the Finger Lakes."
Even with the area known for it's aromatic, white wines, Shaw believed it was risk worth taking.
"I let the grapes, grow on their own," said Shaw. "The yeast that's just found in the atmosphere. Around the winery, in the winery. In the field..."
And orange wine isn't just about the color.
Shaw says to his surprise, it has an orange peel smell with a slightly red wine taste.
And Although, it's not on the market just yet, Shaw's employees were the first to taste.
"It's an all around drink," said Dave Shope, employee. "It will satisfy just about everyone's pallet."
Both orange wines, Vin D'Orange Savignon Blanc and Vin D'Orange Gewurztraminer will make their debut at the Shaw tasting room on August 1st.