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.
Steuben Human Services in Jeopardy
People working for the Office of Community Services in Steuben County are fighting too keep things the way they are, so they can keep helping people across the county.
November 16, 2012
Steuben County (WENY) - People working for the Office of Community Services in Steuben County are fighting too keep things the way they are, so they can keep helping people across the county. Right now the county provides Drug and Alcohol services, constant care, and mental health services to children and adults across the county. Nearly 2,000 people use the programs, based in Hornell, Corning and Bath. The county legislature is trying to cut costs, and considering plans to privatize the programs, and consolidate the buildings into one location in Bath. Considering Steuben County covers more square miles than the state of Rhode Island, Dave Morsch from “Save Human Services” group is concerned about clients getting to the help they need.
“With these patience and one of the things about treating mental health is consistency,” says Morsch. “When you break that consistency that can have detrimental effect on people's mental health and the treatment they've come to depend on.”
The group, "Save Steuben Human Services", is planning to protest in front of Steuben County offices before the county legislature meeting on November 26th.