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.
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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.
Possible Speed Limit Reduction in Big Flats
July 24, 2013
BIG FLATS -- (WENY) Public Works Comissioner Andy Avery wants an investigation into the speed limit on two roads in Big Flats. Chambers Road and Sing sing Road. Tonight the town board made their decision on how to handle the investigation.
Chemung County Public Works Commissioner Andrew Avery made the request to the Town of Big Flats. He says the speed limits are not consistent.
Avery needed the okay from the Town of Big Flats before going ahead with the investigation.
The board agreed with his request but decided to extend it a little further. Going from Kahler Road to the entrance of the former Wings of Eagles facility. The other starts at the intersection of Chambers Road and Sing Sing road and goes until the Catlin Town Line.
Their concern is for the residential areas on that part of the road.
"When you have new housing you tend to have kids and kids dont necessarily understand that they shouldn't be running out in the streets so you want to have some kind of factor of safety for them," said Avery.
Teresa Dean, Town Supervisor for Big Flats added, "the increase of the development in those areas I feel that warrants another look to see."
Now Avery will go to the Department of Transportation so they can start their study.