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.
Tioga County (PA) to be part of new 10th Congressional District
"I know why I was sent here and for whom I work. It’s my constituents back in PA-10,” said Rep. Tom Marino.
Marino, a Republican, was first elected to Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District seat in 2010. Due to redistricting, the lines of the 10th District were redrawn for the 2012 election, and it now includes all of Bradford County and most of Tioga County, which had previously been part of the 5th District, represented by fellow Republican Glenn Thompson.
“I am very familiar with Tioga County, because I used to practice law there from Williamsport,” explained Marino.
Marino grew up in Williamsport, and after high school, he worked at Stroehmann’s. At age 30, he went to college for the first time. He graduated law school, and eventually became Lycoming County’s district attorney. He says he thought about running for Congress a few times, but the time wasn’t right until 2010. Outspent by incumbent Democrat Chris Carney, Marino was told he had no chance.
“We ran the campaign like we ran our first D.A. campaign – knocking on doors and meeting people,” he said.
Marino beat Carney by 12 percentage points. He’s proud of what he’s accomplished in his first two years in office.
“We’ve cut more discretionary spending than anyone else in the history of this country with the exception of around World War II. And we’re continuing with that message,” said Marino.
There are now 15 counties represented in the new 10th Congressional District, and Marino says he wants to be accessible to all his constituents. Marino does have a Democratic challenger this year – Phil Scollo, a management consultant from Pike County, which is at the eastern end of the district.