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.
Neighbors on Edge After Shooting
CORNING -- (WENY) It's not the first time Police were called to the apartment in question at 110 Jennings Street in Corning, but nobody ever thought it would come to shots being fired in Corning's Northside.
It's just down the street from an elementary school and shares an alley with a child care center.
Police arrested two teenagers involved in last night's incident. They're in jail without bail, charged with criminal possession of a weapon. More charges are pending.
Police believe they found the gun in yesterday's incident. It's a 9 millimeter handgun not registered to suspected gunman.
"We've had some problems at that particular apartment before. I myself have been there in the recent past spoke with the occupants there," Patrolman Andrew T. Frisbie of the Corning Police Department.
The occupants on the scene of last night's shooting-- are a father and his son. Police say they don't know how long the son was living with his father, but what they do know is there have been issues.
"The father had some concerns about who his son was hanging out with. I didn't know to what extent his concerns were," says Patrolman Frisbie.
Councilman Frank Coccho has lived in the neighborhood for close to 70 years. He says, "the worst incident that I'm aware of in all my years in that neighborhood is I had a neighbor who shot a sparrow with a BB gun."
But neighbor Mary Wilson's sense of security was shattered yesterday. She lives right upstairs from the apartment in question with her three kids and boyfriend, and called 911 yesterday when she heard gunshots.
"I don't want to be in town anymore. I want my kids to be safe and not have to worry if they go outside and play that a guns going to go off," says Wilson.
A neighbor tells me he saw stray bullets in the backyard. It's right the Corning Area Youth Center where I'm told children were on lockdown inside.
Program Coordinator Emily Roe says, "I think we'll probably be more aware of what's going on at the house, but nothing that we're going to bring attention to the kids."
And neighbor Michael Krotzer, who watched all of the events unfold is keeping a close eye on the house too.
"Ultimately this is a community. There's families, there's children and nobody wants to have that in their backyard," says Krotzer.
Police are looking for more leads.. Call 607-962-0340 extension 1500 with any information.