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.
NHL Lockout Update; Honors for CU's Haber and SU's MCW; Mansfield Clinic Info
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Sophomore Michael Carter-Williams earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll after posting his fourth consecutive double-double in the Orange victory against Monmouth. Carter-Williams dished out a career-high 16 assists against the Hawks, which ranks third on SU's all-time list behind Sherman Douglass (22) and Pearl Washington (18).
MANSFIELD, PA. –Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite baseball player? Due to popular demand, the Mansfield University baseball program will host 7 sessions of its Christmas Baseball Clinics this year, including a Mini Camp option for those seeking a more intensified experience. A long-time stocking stuffer tradition, the 7 sessions are broken down into age groups of 5/6, 7/8, 9-11,12-14 and 15-18 are offered Dec. 28, 29, 30. Registration for all clinics will be held in Decker Gym. Indoor facilities include Decker Gym and the Kelchner Fitness Center.
Under the direction of long-time Mountaineer Head Coach Harry Hillson, Assistant Baseball Coach Andy Chalot, Mansfield High School Baseball Coach Matt Perry and the Mountaineer baseball team, the clinics have proven to be one of the most popular post-Christmas activities for area baseball players.
The cost for each three-hour clinic is $40 per player. The full day Mini Camp is $80. Registration is available by calling Harry Hillson at 570-404-2632. Call for team rates.
You may also register on the MU baseball webpage at http://www.gomounties.com/ and click on the baseball page and then on the Camp and Clinic page.
Age Groups 5/6, 7/8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-1
1) December 28 / Hitting 11am-2pm
2) December 28 / Pitching 2-5pm
3) December 28/ Elite Defensive Skills 2-5pm
4) December 29 / Mini Camp 11am-5pm
5) December 30/ Hitting 11am-2pm
6) December 30 / Pitching 2-5pm
7) December 30 / Elite Defensive Skills 2-5pm