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.
Victory Galleria Grand Opening
Victory Highway Galleria of Shops is open for business.
March 15, 2013
Painted Post- (WENY) Some Painted Post retailers are gearing up for a big weekend. Victory Highway Galleria of Shops is open for business.
“Every weekend I want have vendors in here and fill the building and have a good time,” said Valerie Rook, owner of Pookie’s Little Britches
This weekend's grand opening is expected to be a great start to a new community shopping center. A once a forgotten building turned into a retailer’s heaven.
"Somebody can come in and have a cup of coffee sit and read the paper have breakfast and lunch in our café now, just somewhere to come and meet people and have a good time,” said Rook
Taking on such a large empty space was an overwhelming experience for Rook and eight local shops, but now that the paint is up and the shelves are stocked they are ready to open their doors.
“Its already just getting the word out and already I have had a lot of interest and people wanting custom orders,” said Mandie Close, owner of Mandie Marie’s Mended Treasures.
The new space now includes a café and a locally grown produce shop. Plans are also in the works to add a party room and children’s gym.
. For Valerie, Pookie’s Little Britches is growing fast and she’s excited to have a new place for her community to come together.
“My grandparents they called me Pookie and my brother Little Britches, they’re in heaven and I know their looking down,” said Rook.
The Galleria will be open Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. If you are thinking of setting up your own shop there are still open spots for vendors and businesses.