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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.
ECTC Community Workshops
ELMIRA (WENY) --- How would you like to see Chemung County in 20 years?
Well the Elmira - Chemung Transportation Council is hosting a series of workshops this month to get the community's feedback.
Leaders are looking for ways to improve the communities quality of life by working on the transportation system.
During these workshops, residents will be asked how they would like to see transportation improve throughout the years.
County officials say over the next 20 years, the region will be receiving millions of dollars in federal and state transportation funds.
"Transportation is a underline feature that we all use to get where we want to be," said Jim Arey, ECTC Director. "And so it's important for the community to, tell us what would they like to see in the next 20 years. In terms of projects and goals for the transportation system."
ECTC does a long range plan every five years.
The ECTC 2035 Transporation Plan meetings will be held May 20th to the 22nd.
Community workshops for the ECTC Transportation Plan will be held:
Tuesday, May 20 - 12PM at the Big Flats Community Center
Tuesday, May 20 - 6PM at the Southport Community Center
Wednesday, May 21 - 6PM at Horseheads Library
Thursday, May 22 - 12:30PM & 6PM at the Steele Memorial Library in Elmira