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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.
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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.
Vandals Target Bradford County’s Oldest Church
BURLINGTON, PA (WENY) -- Bradford County's oldest church has been the target of vandalism for the past few years.
The Old Methodist Church in Burlington has been trashed and broken into repeatedly.
And although there is no active congregation, the extensive damage has forced neighboring churches to cancel their annual summer service there.
A staple in the community since 1822 but also the setting of a modern day scary story.
Tales of ghosts in the building have attracted visitors - but not all are welcomed.
"Some kind of story was hitting its rounds that there were dead bodies stored in the sides here," said Pastor Chris Nauta of the Old Church Committee. "And there wasn't. People wanted to investigate that for themselves and did a lot of damage."
Nauta says for the past two years, the building has seen its fair share of damage from vandals.
Windows, pews and parts of a 2 century old organ are completely destroyed but the damage doesn't stop there.
"Someone went up into the attic and was crawling around up there and most them went through the ceiling but not all of them luckily," said Pastor Nauta. "Because he would have fallen to his death."
Old Church committee members tried a number of ways to stop breaking ins... boarding windows, putting up signs and even inviting ghost hunters to explore.
To some, stories of paranormal activity in the church.. Are just that. But for northern tier native and paranormal investigator, Jason Gowin, it's real and he provided WENY with A audio he claims was recorded inside the church.
Jason: March 7th
Ghost: I don't know what day it is.
The ghost stories about the place and the paranormal lessons have been around since I was a kid," said Gowin. "One of the reasons we started ghost hunting there back in 2001 Was because of stories."
The old church committee says they will continue to work with the State Police and are thinking on installing security cameras.