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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.
Preventing Freezing Pipes
In sub-zero temperatures like what we've been seeing, frozen pipes can be a real big problem. It's the last thing any homeowner wants to deal with.
To help prevent your pipes from freezing and potentially bursting, which could cost you thousands of dollars in repairs.
The American Red Cross says to remove, drain, and store outdoor hoses. Be sure to close any inside valves that supply water to the outside. Check your home water lines in unheated areas like your basement, any crawl spaces and your attic.
You can cover exposed pipes with a pipe sleeve, or you could use heat tape, even newspaper would help keep them from freezing. Keeping faucets on a slow drip will also help.
Joseph Solomito, a plumber with Struble's Plumbing and Heating in Horseheads says that the most important thing is to keep pipes properly insulated.
And, it's important that if you do have a frozen pipe that bursts, to call a professional to fix it, as there can be potential hazards like the risk of electric shock.
Solomito, says, "The plumbing could be running with electrical, or near electrical outlets an what not. I was on one today that water was spraying right up, outside of a wall, all over an outlet and it was an outside water spicket that had frozen four inches into the sub floor."
Also, opening cabinet doors in kitchens and bathrooms will allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing.