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.
Sports Car Driver Stops by GMTT
June 27, 2014
ELMIRA (WENY) -- WENY, your home for Watkins Glen International Racing, is gearing up for a big weekend at the Glen. Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen is Thursday June 26- Sunday June 29. And on Good Morning Twin Tiers Friday, driver Tom Long stopped by the studio.
Tom will be racing in not one, but two races this weekend. He'll be in the #70 Mazda SKYACTIV Technology prototype on Sunday in the Six Hour TUDOR United SportsCar race. He'll also be in a Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 in the Saturday Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race.
Tom first came to Watkins Glen as a child when his dad club raced at the track. Tom now works as a professional driving coaching and instructor.
He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte in 2004 with a degree in business marketing.
Tom Long started his racing career in grassroots sports car racing with the Showroom Stock & Spec Miata classes. Tom then went on to win the 2005 Mazda MX5 Cup National Championship, before moving into the Grand Am Continental Tire Series in 2006.
He has won races in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (most recently last month in Lime Rock). He has also won races in both the GrandAm GT and GX classes.
Catch Tom this weekend at Watkins Glen International. And stay tuned to Good Morning Twin Tiers each Friday morning for your Season Pass to the Glen, with Craig Flint.
And congratulations to our two winners in our Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen Giveaway. Merry Dennis and Melissa Marullo. We hope you have a great time!