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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.
S.Tier Residents Get A Ride To Work
CORNING (WENY) -- Live in Southern Tier and need a ride to work? Well there's a website for that.
Leaders from Steuben and Chemung counties came together to bring the Rideshare program to the region.
A county wide buddy system to get Steuben and Chemung County residents to work
511 New York Southern Tier Rideshare program is all about linking individuals to, well, share a ride.
"How many folks are discouraged at the fact that, well I don't have an opportunity to get to work, maybe I don't even look for a job," said Charles Peacock, Executive Director at CSS Workforce NY. "So, being able to provide this portal and opportunity to them will hopefully meet that segment of needs for those folks who have a lack of transportation."
This collaborative project began as a pilot program 4 years ago in the Southern Tier.
With much success downstate, leaders from Steuben and Chemung Counties say rural communities could benefit from it most by taking carpooling to the next level.
"Any program like this that fills a gap of service and gives folks another means to get to work is absolutely a tremendous benefit," said Jack Wheeler, Deputy County Adminstrator of Steuben County.
Southern Tier rideshare is Free to register and Free to participate.
To find a match for you, The database asks basic questions like: where you coming from and where you are going to.
From then, matches are found and you will be provided with contact information.
"It allows people a way to either gain or retain employment and in that case, so in that aspect, the employment rates are great that way," said Amber Simmons, Mobility Manager in Chemung County.
If you are worried about safety while using this ride matching program, local leaders say they encourage feedback so they can correct any issues early on.