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.
ZUMBATHON for CASA Kids
February 10, 2014 - CASA leaders say they were able to raise more $5,000 thanks to the generous support from the community. They plan to use the money to help abused and neglected children in the area. They say the support they received at this year's event exceeded their expections.
January 30, 2014
VILLAGE OF HORSEHEADS (WENY) -- CASA of the Southern Tier stopped by our morning show, they're practicing their moves for their ZUMBA THON.
It's this Saturday, February 1st from 9am to noon at the American Legion in Horseheads. All the proceeds go to CASA of the Southern Tier and helping abused and neglected children. The theme this year is SUPERHERO's. Stressing how important it is to be a superhero for a child in need.
Executive Director at CASA, Amy Miller-Plumley said, "finding them (children) a loving, permanent home is really important. I mean it can be the difference."
Jennifer Spencer, Zumba Instructor said, "what better reason, excuse to go spend $20.00 and spend three hours with your friends having a great time and then go out for lunch afterwards. But raise money for such a needed cause in our community.
WENY's Jennifer Sheahen and myself will be suiting up in our superhero outfits and guest judging in the zumbathon this weekend! We hope to see you out there!