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.
Corning Man Bit by Fox
CORNING (WENY)--- Gerald Rose was simply cleaning his lawn mower on Saturday, but a potentially rabid fox had a different idea.
"Well you either stay alive or you get back up on your feet," said Rose. "And that's what I was working on because he kept coming for my throat and face."
Barely able to stand on his own two feet, the attack left Gerald Rose winded.
"Well I tell you what, it's a wonder I didn't have a heart attack at my age," said Rose. "I was out of breath after I kept pawing him off."
Gerald Rose says he had to paw the fox off at least five times. Rose was wearing a full sleeve shirt and sweatshirt, plus working gloves. It bit huge holes into his working gloves within just seconds.
"It was all blood. My hand was all tore up my skin was coming right off my arm," said Rose.
After the fox attacked Rose he says it likely it came through the woods to his nephew's home. That's where it was ultimately shot and killed.
"We ended up having to kill it, and then we've seen several ever since that have been coming out in broad daylight," said Kelly Burdack.
Gary Rose says he's seen bears in the woods by his back yard before, but never foxes.
"What I worry about is people have kids running around in their lawns by themselves," said Rose. "That's something to look for and keep their eyes out and protect their kids because you don't know when it's going to happen."
In the mean time, Gerald Rose is now getting rabies treatments for his bites, which includes a series of shots.
The Steuben County Health Department suggested some tips for people and pets. They said to make sure your pet is vaccinated, and get a booster shot if it's been in a fight with a rabid animal. And for people, get immediate attention if you fear you may have been infected.