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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.
Farm Bill Could Double Price of Milk
TWIN TIERS -- [WENY] Part the Fiscal Cliff dealings, is the Farm Bill, which could have a huge impact on the price of milk.
It's being coined as the dairy cliff and if Congress doesn't vote on a new Farm Bill soon, the price of milk can shoot up to $8 a gallon.
"An extension right now, is gonna stop this fiscil cliff as far as, as far as the farm bills goes, but what's gonna happen otherwise is anyone's guess," said Ashur Terwilliger, Chemung County Farm Bureau.
The price of milk is up for anyone's guess if congress doesn't vote on an extension of the Farm Bill.
The Bill includes legislation about America's farm and food poilcies and federally controls the cost everyday items, like milk.
Expiration of the Bill could mean the price of a gallon of milk skyrocketing to $8.00.
"I think that that would be bad because a lot of lower class families woudn't be able to purchase milk and milk is good for bones, so I feel like that would be negative," said Billy Brown, Horseheads.
"If we went back to the old farm bill and milk went back to $6-8 a gallon, you know how much it would hurt the people that really want their milk?" said Terwilliger.
"I think it's gonna hurt a lot of people; whether they're working and they've got kids it's even worse," said Sandy Maguire, Horseheads.
Passage of the Bill is going to have a large impact on the community both farmers and neighbors.
"I mean come on, give us our due. We're good people, we raise a good product to feed the public," said Terwilliger.
The agricultural comittees in both the House and Senate have drafted a one year extention of the Farm Bill. Congress could vote on that tonight.