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.
Police Investigate Possible Mobile Meth Lab
WAVERLY (WENY) -- The car is locked up, but the driver Who police say had many chemical items and equipment indicative of a meth lab is still on the run.
"We have a suspect in mind," said Sargent David Dekay. "We're not releasing the name at this time. We're still doing an investigation on the owner of the vehicle and who the driver was of the vehicle."
The car is a Red Jeep with the New York State License plate FWN9883. An officer turned around after he noticed a traffic violation around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but before he could stop the person behind the wheel, the driver sped off.
The driver rushed north on Orange Street and ended up in Rick Boehn's back yard after rushing through a stop sign at the corner of Moore and Waverly St.
"It dug quite a trench in the lawn and we wondered if there would be an explosion when the police told us to get back because it was a dangerous situation," said Boehn. "They didn't know what chemicals were in the Jeep.
Police say the driver fled by foot and abandoned the red jeep in Boehn's back yard.
Boehn was shocked when police knocked on his door around 1:45 a.m. "Just in a small town like this, you wouldn't think they would have a high speed chase like this, but crimes crime and it's happening all over."
His house borders Lincoln Street Elementary School. Students are on Spring Break this week, but parents are still nervous of how close it happened to the Drug Free School zone.
"Drugs have kind of taken over this town," said parent, Danelle Forbes-McMahon. "It's not really that surprising, but it's scary that it happened that close to the school."
Investigators are doing their best to combat the growing drug problem in the area. Anyone with information that would help the Waverly Police Department find the suspect can call them at (607) 565-2836, post tips, or message them on their Facebook Page.