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.
Corning-Painted Post School District P.E. for Life
The Corning-Painted Post School District implemented a program much different than most schools.
May 8, 2012
Corning (WENY) - Two thirds of American adults and almost a third of children are either overweight or obese. The U.S. Institute of Medicine issued a report saying schools are crucial in reversing the trend. Children spend half their waking hours and consume more than a third of their daily calories at school. The Corning-Painted Post School District implemented a program much different than most schools, and it seems to be working. These kids move like this everyday. As soon as the morning bell rings, kids at Erwin Valley Elementary School start exercising. Kim Mcnaney the students P.E. Teacher says the kids really get excited about it. says the kids
“Everyone has been excited about it especially the kids they love to come into the gym and move around and be active and our second grade teachers have been really supportive and outstanding they've enjoyed all of it too.”
For 20 minutes before class starts 2nd graders get active. It's called PE for life, and although its only been in C-PP schools for a year, the results have been positive. The Principal of Erwin Valley Elementary School has seen the difference in her students school work.
“We're really trying to focus on the that life long fitness components and try to have children be active and healthy and the PE for life we really try to have them be active every day and have physical education instruction on a daily basis.”
The concept goes beyond P-E and recess to teach kids about their bodies. Teacher show how to read Body Mass Index, heart monitors and good nutrition. Despite budget problems the district wants to keep this program going. C-PP Athletic Director, Jamie Harter says they are doing everything they can to keep P.E. For Life alive.
“When you eliminate staff you eliminate people good people doing positive things for kids and that's what I was worried about the entire time the principals got together and said this is a valuable resource were going to keep it and we're going to make it a go. So I'm pretty proud of the entire staff.”
C-PP's goal is to implement PE for Life for every student at every grade level.