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.
Trappler Murder Case
Alice Trappler, the alleged mastermind behind the plot to have the father of her child killed, appeared in court today.
June 14, 2012
Schuyler County (WENY) - Alice Trappler, the alleged mastermind behind the
plot to have the father of her child killed, appeared in court today. She
faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted of all charges. Alice Trappler
is in jail without bail, but her lawyers are trying to change that. Schuyler
County Judge Dennis Morris gave Trappler's lawyers another week to come up
with compelling arguments as to why the the woman accused of conspiring to
kill Daniel Bennett while he slept deserves a chance to be free while
waiting for trial. Trappler is charged with two counts of second degree
murder, 1 count of first degree burglary, 1 count of second degree burglary
and one count of conspiracy.
Trappler's defense attorney Matt Gagliardo argued his client is not a flight
risk. Schulyer County District Attorney Joe Fazzary disagrees. He says
Trappler has no job or home in the area and no real ties to the county.
Fazzary also stated that he has at least one witness who claims Trappler has
said she is ready and willing to go on the run. The District Attorney
suggested, if Judge Morris sets bail, it should be a $1,000,000.
"I believe that she's a risk to flee and I believed that from day one and I've
held strong on that position," says Fazzary. "So far the court has gone a
long with that but now court has given the defense attorney another chance
to apply for bail so we'll see what happens."
"Well I think its interesting no one here is alleging Ms. Trappler pulled
the trigger and killed Daniel Bennett," says Gagliardo. "No one is alleging
upon my information that she was even there when when Dan Bennett was killed
I think that's a mitigating factor that she should be entitled to some
Trappler pled not guilty to all charges today. A bail hearing is set for a week from today. The preliminary hearing is set
for august 16th.