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.
3 Serious Accidents Friday in Bradford County
BRADFORD COUNTY (WENY) -- It was a deadly day on Northern Tier roads in Bradford County Friday.
Two vehicles were involved in a accident that happened late Friday afternoon on State Route 328 in Millerton, just west of the intersection with State Route 549. Police haven't released many details, but scanners indicated as many as six people may be injured. No word on how many people may have been killed. Police were still on scene after 11PM.
The accident follows another just before 10:30 this morning in Wysox, which killed a motorcycle driver on Route 6.
State Police say the driver of a Harley Davidson was turning right onto Route 6 westbound when he lost control of his motorcycle, and went into the eastbound lane. A Tractor trailer in the oncoming lane was unable to stop, and hit the motorcycle.
The motorcycle driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not injured. Neither driver has been identified.
And in Canton, a car crash killed a 17-year-old boy.
State police say the teeanger was traveling south on Route 14, when he lost control and crossed into the northbound lane, hitting a vehicle with a 44 year old woman with two young children.
The 17 year old was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle and two passengers, a 9 year old girl and 7 year old boy, were all taken to Williamsport General Hospital. Police have not released the identities, or the conditions of the three who were injured.