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.
NY Craft Beer Fest
Tickets are now on sale for an event that people are really getting hopped up about.
February 28, 2014
ALBANY, NY (WENY) -- Governor Cuomo today announced that tickets are now on sale for Craft New York Beer Fest. The beer fest is set for March 22nd at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany. This event will feature thirty New York State breweries including Ithaca Beer Company. The beer is paired with an array of foods from local restaurants, companies and farms. The event is in part sponsored by Taste NY.
“The Craft New York Beer Fest will be another great opportunity to showcase the many world-class beverages being brewed right here in New York State,” Governor Cuomo said. “Thank to the Taste NY initiative, more and more people are discovering that New York’s local growers and producers are second to none. I am pleased that Taste NY is joining with the New York State Brewers Association to put together the Beer Fest, and I encourage New Yorkers to come out and try some of our world-class farm-based foods and beverages.”
Tickets include admission and a five ounce souvenir tasting glass. Three ounce samples of 60 New York State craft beers will be available as well as a variety of food pairings from Capital Region farms and restaurants.
The 30 New York State craft breweries slated to attend the event include Empire Brewing Company (Syracuse), Saranac (Utica), Brown’s Brewing Co. (Troy), Adirondack Brewery and Pub (Lake George), Lake Placid Pub and Brewery (Lake Placid), Olde Saratoga Brewing Company (Saratoga Springs), C.H. Evans Brewing Company (Albany), Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn), Druthers Brewing Company (Saratoga Springs), Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room (Hamilton), Sixpoint (Brooklyn), Great South Bay Brewery (Bay Shore), Rushing Duck Brewing Co. (Chester), Ithaca Beer Company (Ithaca), Bronx Brewery (Bronx), St. Lawrence Brewing Co. (Canton), Water Street Brewing Co. (Binghamton), Kuka-Andean Brewing Company (Blauvelt), Schmaltz Brewing Company (Clifton Park), Chatham Brewing (Chatham), Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood), Community Beer Works (Buffalo), Hamburg Brewing Company (Hamburg), Crossroads Brewing Company (Athens), Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown), Peekskill Brewery (Peekskill), Middle Ages Brewing Company (Syracuse), Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (Elmsford), Naked Dove Brewing Company (Canandaigua), and Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. (Greenport).
You can get your tickets online at http://www.newyorkcraftbeerfest.com/.