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.
County Presents Route 64 Project
County Route 64 widening project will not only unclog the roadway by one of the busiest areas in the county but also make the road much safer for drivers.
September 25, 2012
Chemung County (WENY) - County Route 64 widening project will not only unclog the roadway by one of the busiest areas in the county, but also make the road much safer for drivers. Leaders say the public is embracing plans to widen Route 64 in Big Flats and Horseheads. The project would make the busy roadway, which runs right past Consumer Square, a lot less dangerous for drivers. Tonight those leaders wanted to hear from the community before putting the project out to bid. The roadway will go from two lanes to four lanes over a mile-long stretch. County leaders want to push this project through as fast as possible, to make the busy roadway as safe as possible. The design by the Fisher Associates, an Engineering Firm out of Rochester was at the Arnot Mall to present it's plans to the public. The project should take one season or about four to six months to complete. Route 64 won't need to close and there will always be at least one lane of traffic moving in each direction. The county will be paying for this project with it's own funds. Federal funds were available, but it that could have taken up to four years to get the money. The Chemung County Public Works Commissioner, Andy Avery says right now if the design of the project stays as is, it could cost anywhere between two to three million dollars.
“You have a four lane section going to a two lane section, drivers will speed pass other drivers to try and cut in at a high speed,” says Avery. “We want to prevent that and create a safe corridor and efficient corridor. It's a very important commercial corridor so the last thing you want to do is clog it up.”
The project bid should be picked by early next year, and if all goes to plan construction will start in the spring.