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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.
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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.
LPG Storage Latest
WATKINS GLEN --[WENY] A letter from a Louisiana engineer is causing a stir in Schuyler County.
You may remember, we reported US Salt plugged and abandoned a salt cavern based on a report by Consulting Engineer Larry Sevenker back in 2001. Since then, a Kansas City energy company designated the same well for liquid gas storage. Now, the engineer seems to be re-canting his original findings. The DEC has the final say in issuing a permit for gas storage, but this letter could be a tipping point.
Inergy-Midland has been relatively mute about LPG storage on Seneca Lake. Now, their PR company has released a letter dated January 15th. It appears to be from the Consulting Engineer Larry Sevenker. He says: it doesn't appear that a roof collapse happened in 2001 and his initial assessment was wrong.
The letter states recent sonar images provided by US Salt show the cavern roof never collapsed and is structurally sound
Sevenker has not returned Our calls. Opponents of the gas storage plan are skeptical.
"Well in 2001 he said it did collapse, and he stated unequivocally that the cavern was filled with rubble, when the roof collapsed during a seismic event," said Joseph Campbell of Gas Free Seneca.
The Chairman of the Schuyler County Legislature supports safe gas storage.
"In this day and age where economic conditions are what they are, a potential $40 millionr project would certainly help our tax base," said Dennis Fagan.
Opponents issues with the plan go beyond questions of safety.
"Despite whether it's safe or not I think it's a bad idea, this area is known for recreation, it's known for tourism, bed and breakfasts, wineries, agriculture. It's not known for industrial gas storage," said Campbell.
"The traffic will generally occur around this time of the year, in the winter, when the people are using propane and their extracting the propane from the storage facility," said Fagan.
Click on the PDF link below to see Inergy's Attorney's letter to the DEC,and Seveker's letter recanting hsi original findings. .