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.
Penn Yan Flood Aftermath
PENN YAN (WENY) -- "It's pretty crappy seeing all this and you wouldn't expect this in a small town like Penn Yan," said Jaiden Labarr, Penn Yan resident.
"Pray for Penn Yan," said Mary Howell Martens, Penn Yan resident. "We didn't expect something like this here and it's defintely not an easy thing to deal with."
Before last night, something like this wasn't expected.
Now, residents of Penn Yan are looking at what do first.
The flash flood that ripped through the area, leaves weeks of clean up.
"I think this is the worst I've seen in Penn Yan area here," said Dundee Deputy Fire Cheif, Ray Miller. "A lot of damage."
The Fire Department and clean up crews were pumping basements and clearing the streets in the lower and upper ends of town.
The rapid rain caused some about 20 feet of water in this area of Penn Yan, pushing cars and trucks from the parking spots, including Mary Howell Martens' trailer.
Now, Some parts of the village are contaminated with gas and oil.
"About 3 o'clock in the middle of the night, it decided it wanted to become a boat and it floated down the street, took a right hand turn and a left hand turn and landed up on it's side," said Martens.
The swampy junk yard Where her v trailer now sits, reeks of gas and chemicals, making it an unsafe and hazardous environment.
The DEC was on scene to to survey the area.
Now, Martens says it's time to assess the damage and create a clean up plan.
"All we got to do is right that trailer and find out how far, how badly it is hurt," said Martens. "That's the only part of our property that is damaged."