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.
Pios Fall in 2012 Home Finale, Hermansen Steps Down at MU
Mohawk Valley 13, Elmira 2
MANSFIELD, PA (WENY) -- Mansfield University head women’s basketball coach Ruth Hermansen has accepted the position of Associate Director for Student Life – Student Retention with the university.
Assistant coach Alison Tagliaferri has been named Interim Head Women’s Basketball coach. The announcements were made today by Mansfield University Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. James Parker.
“Coach Hermansen has been a mentor for hundreds of college students and we look forward to her continuing to impact the university in positive ways,” said Parker.
“The University is confident that Interim Coach Tagliaferri, along with our returning players and six incoming recruits, will be steadfast in their dedication and preparation for the upcoming season. We will shortly embark on a national search to seek and identify the very best possible candidate to lead our women’s basketball program.”
Hermansen has served as head coach of the Mountaineers since the 1999-2000 season, compiling a 113-233 mark over that 13 year span. She directed Mansfield to the program’s first two PSAC playoff berths in 2006 and 2007.
Last season, Mansfield posted a 10-16 mark.
“I am very proud to have had student-athletes and a staff that represented Mansfield University extremely well for over a decade - whether it be on or off of the court, in the classroom, or in the community,” explained Hermansen.
“It has been a pleasure to have worked with student-athletes and colleagues in the athletic department. Now I am looking forward to working with the overall Mansfield University student-population via Student Affairs.”
In her new position as Associate Director for Student Life – Student Retention, Hermansen will be responsible for developing a program where faculty and staff will mentor first-year students, implement the Map-Works software program, serve as the SEVIS administrator, work with various campus and community partners to provide a comprehensive retention program for International Students, work with Sport Clubs, and assist the AVP/Dean of Students on various retention projects and programs.
Tagliaferri was a four-year 1st Team All-PSAC East selection at Mansfield and is the Mountaineers all-time leading scorer with 1,795 points. The 2006 PSAC East Player of the Year, Tagliaferri played professional basketball in Portugal after graduation.
She later became the head coach at Pennsylvania College of Technology from 2007-10 where she guided the Wildcats to three PSUAC Elite Eight playoff appearances. During her three seasons at Penn Tech, she posted a 43-34 overall record and 35-17 conference mark.
Tagliaferri also served as an assistant coach at Eastern University and West Chester University.