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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.
Valentine’s Day in the Twin Tiers
CORNING (WENY) -- Stores have been adorned with things that spell love all month for Valentine's Day. It's one of the most popular days to pop that big question, promising some sales at Bong Jewelers in Corning.
"For Valentine's Day that I know they're getting engaged on Valentine's Day there were five," said Jeff Bong, Owner Bong Jewelers.
Many people haven't even wanted to go out in these frigid temperatures and snowy weather. But, it's a popular time of year at the jewelry store.
"Valentine's Day is usually a little bit more active, it's a day for things from the heart so we sell a lot of nice romantic things," said Bong.
And for some, it's a day full of surprises to show that special some one how much you care.
"For one thing I'm going to mop the kitchen floor for my wife," said John Gauthir. "It's not about gifts it's about the love."
Evelyn Schultes of Poppleton Bakery and Café was pleasantly surprised when the Barbershop Quartet, Revised Arrangement showed up at her bakery earlier today. (Here is the link to their performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdQlBcu6uRU)
"The only thing [my husband] said was I have a surprise, but I couldn't wear it. That was the only clue I had so it was just really sweet," said Schultes.
"We started at 8:00 this morning doing singing Valentine's," said Don Many of Revised Arrangement. "And we've been every place; from Horseheads to Elmira, we're in Corning, then we're headed to Thurston, back to Elmira, so we've been all over the place this morning."
And don't forget about pampering yourself, several businesses in Corning are doing Local Love, all month with special deals and freebies.
Here are the deals you can find:
THE SITE CYBER BAR & GRILL - Stop in today to get your lunch loyalty card. Purchase 10 lunches and get the 11th FREE.
BOTTLE AND CORKS - Seduce your sweetheart with Special Edition Disaraano Italian Amaretto. Special gift boxes with romantic red and black champagne flutes - while supplies last.
THE SOURCE formerly Beyond Baskets - Buy 3 hot cocoas from the Cocoa Bar during February and get the 4th FREE.
IMAGINE THAT! - February fun for everyone! Shop our games and puzzle section and take 10% off your purchase throughout February.
SNAP FITNESS - Join for FREE in February.
MARKET STREET APOTHECARY - 10% off The Chocolate Pizza Company items for the month of February.
WEST END GALLERY - A special invitation to our latest exhibit, "Little Gems", a collection of small paintings
CONNORS MERCANTILE - Keep calm and eat chocolate all month long. Buy 5 truffles and receive the 6th FREE.
PURE DESIGN - For that unforgettable person in your life, receive 14% off Areaware/Kiel Mead Forget Me Knot Rings in sterling, black, red or pink for the month of February.
MARICH MUSIC - 10% discount on all gift items .
AGELESS SPA AT RADISSON HOTEL CORNING - Champagne and Rose or Chocolate Butter Cream lotion added to any massage or facial service. For hot stone lovers, we offer these decadent choices in an oil form in place of traditional jojoba oil.
PIPS BOUTIQUE - We Love Our Customers! Stop in today and get a free bag of chocolate heels with each purchase.
MARKET STREET COFFEE & TEA - A FREE 5x7 print of "The Corning Arch" paper painting by local artist/photographer Janet Howie (value $3), a FREE 2014 Official Steuben County Travel Guide, FREE heavenly aroma in our store and, of course, FREE smiles! Thank you for shopping at Market Street Coffee & Tea.
THE UPS STORE at the Transportation Center - 25 cent color copies for the month of February
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