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.
Twin Tiers Trick-or-Treat Schedule
Trick-or-treat times in the Twin Tiers as follows:
Courtesy: The Star Gazette
Arnot Mall: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at participating retailers, which will have an orange sign clearly displayed in their store window. Upon arrival, children in costume should report directly to Center Court to receive a complimentary goodie bag and activity book, available while supplies last. Visitors also can register to win a giant, stuffed pumpkin filled with toys and a $100 Arnot Mall American Express Gift Card. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
City of Elmira: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Town of Horseheads: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Village of Horseheads: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Southport: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Wellsburg: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Elmira Christian Center, 235 E. Miller St., will have “Trunk or Treat” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot, or in the gym if the weather is bad. Refreshments and treats available.
Elmira College: The Trick-or-Treating and Haunted House scheduled for Wednesday evening in Columbia Hall was canceled because of the weather.
Town of Erwin/Village of Painted Post: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Village of Bath: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tioga County, Pa.
Blossburg: A parade forms at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Trick-or-treating is 6 to 8 p.m.
Elkland: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Knoxville: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Lawrenceville: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Mansfield: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Tioga: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Westfield: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Athens Borough: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Athens Township: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Sayre: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.
South Waverly: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Towanda: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Clinic will X-ray Halloween treats
Five Star Urgent Care is offering free X-rays of trick-or-treat goodies Wednesday evening in Big Flats.
Families can bring their children’s treats to the clinic in Consumer Square, near Tops Friendly Markets between 5 and 9 p.m. .