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.
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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.
Trout Stocking in Post Creek
CORNING (WENY) -- Many rivers are stocked yearly to jump start the fishing season. It was a cool spring day in Steuben County where more than twenty volunteers came out to stock up the streams and creeks.
Volunteers carried white fish filled buckets down to Post Creek where they then dumped them in the water and watched as the fish swam in a natural stream for the very first time.
"Just getting the buckets of fish and they just splash you in the face and you dump them in, it's fun." says Lindsey, a first time volunteer from Horseheads.
The first step in trout fish stocking begins at the Bath Fish Hatchery where rainbow and brown trout are raised.
Large trucks take the fish to various streams throughout Chemung, Schuyler and Steuben counties to replenish the water.
"There's two sizes. There's the yearling fish that comes to probably about 8,9 inches and two year old fish are about 14.15 inches long," says Don Walker, Fish Stocking Chairman of Chemung County.
Walker comes out every year to make sure the streams are ready for those who eagerly wait for the start of the season.
"For the fisherman," says Walker. "They can fish or throw them back. That's okay too."
Workers depend heavily on volunteers to help them with the task.
Max Schaar a Fisheries Biology and Aquaculture student at Mansfield University of PA and first time volunteer says he plans to come back out again next year.
"I've never put fish into a stream before, said Schaar and i'm on spring break and this is the best part of my spring break."
Fishing Season begins April 1st and workers say you are bound to make a catch.