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.
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"She called me and she said, he's sweating, and of course babies don't sweat," said his aunt, Angel Naylor-Clark.
Baby Noah was cold, and panting, with a temperature of 96 degrees. Jessica rushed him to the hospital, where he was then transferred to Strong Memorial in Rochester.
"It's the worst thing you could ask if he's gonna be ok and they couldn't tell me," said Jessica.
Noah was in liver failure from a bad infection. He was rushed by plane to the Children's Hospital of Pittsburg and put on a donor list for a new liver.
The right person had to be the same blood type, young, and in good health. That's where his Aunt Cheavon comes in.
"I knew my blood type I knew right away," said Cheavon. I would be alright for blood and everything, if he needed that. I didn't even know I was a match until they did the testing--in 24 hours."
Most people have months to prepare for that kind of testing, but the clock was ticking. Jessica says Noah had about three days.
So, at just three weeks old, Noah went under the knife, along with Cheavon - who donated 25-percent of her liver to save her nephew's life. The surgeries went well for both.
"We love her, I love her," said Jessica.
After three months in Pittsburg, Noah is back home, taking nine medications a day, and getting blood work every week. His immune system is weak, but his body hasn't rejected Cheavon's liver.
His family's taking things day by day. Both Cheavon and Noah have to go back to Pittsburg for follow up appointments next month. Noah will have to go back at least every year for the rest of his life.
If you want to learn more about Noah's story his family has set up a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-for-Baby-Noah/444073392367757
You can also help them with medical expenses at: http://www.gofundme.com/4rwlsg