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.
Jeremy Alderson Hearing
READING-- [WENY] An anti-fracking protestor may be close to getting justice.
The Judge heard defense motions of defense for Jeremy Alderson's not guilty plea and set a court date.
Alderson faces trespassing charges for his protest against the company planning to store liquid gas in salt caverns on the banks of Seneca Lake.
Jeremy Alderson pleaded not guilty back in September, and now he'll have a chance to plead his case.
He was charged with trespassing after he and two others chained themselves to a gate at the entrance to Inergy Midstream's operation in Redding.
The two others plead guilty, one paid a fine and the other refused and went to jail for 8 and half days.
Alderson's defense tried to have the Judge recused for conflict of interest with the properties the Judge owns with land leases.
The Judge says the property is now owned by his son in law and daughter.
The Defense lawyer is also trying to prove Alderson was trying to stop imminent danger to Seneca Lake.
"This is a danger and we're saying 'we're not guilty we're trying to prevent a catastrophe,'" said Alderson. "And the fact that we trespassed to do it it should be considered of no more importance than the fact if you break down someone's door to put out a fire."
The trial date is set for May second at 10:00 a.m.