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.
New Eco-Friendly Neighborhood
ITHACA (WENY) -- A new eco-friendly and community conscious neighborhood is headed to Ithaca.
The Aurora Street Pocket neighborhood will be a group of four homes with about a dozen people living in them. They will share food from a community garden and share resources. But more importantly, they will look after one another.
Builders of this unique neighborhood say neighborhoods like this are important because it creates a safety net for old and young family members.
"This model is perfect for multi-generational housing because the young can take care of the old as they age," says Susan Cosentini, a builder and one of the main leaders behind the project.
Each house is being built with environmentally-friendly materials, and close to shops and schools to promote walking and cycling, and reduce people's carbon footprint. Homes will include energy efficient insulation, windows and solar energy options to keep the neighborhood completely threaded with the environment.
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Nearby neighbors say this project fits in well with the neighborhood and the city of Ithaca.
"It seems to fit well with what a lot of people are thinking about in terms of getting away from automobiles for transportation and making the most of space and doing everything in an energy efficient way," says Alex Lesman, a next-door neighbor.
The three houses being added to the property cost between $245,000 and $280,000, but already have buyers. Construction is expected to wrap up between six and eight months.
To get more information about the project, visit http://www.newearthliving.net/ .