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.
Your forecast for February 28th
TWIN TIERS -- Good morning! Here's your latest First Warning Forecast:
Temperatures: Wide ranging temperatures through the morning single digits and subzero readings. By afternoon, numbers will be in the 14° to 18° range.
Wind Chills: Early morning wind chill readings will average between -10° and -20° with afternoon wind chill readings between -5° and +5°
Wind: Wind speeds through the morning will be slightly elevated, however, wind speeds by afternoon should diminish, which will be key to the forecast today. By afternoon, wind speeds will only be in the 0-5 mph range.
Weather: Skies will be bright today with a good deal of sunshine. It'll be dry today and tonight with mainly clear to partly cloudy weather through the night. It'll be cold, too.
Watches, Warnings, Advisories: A wind chill ADVISORY is posted through mid morning. Wind chill advisories are issued when a combination of cold temperatures and wind speeds make for dangerously cold conditions to any exposed skin. Make sure any exposed skin is covered. Remember, frostbite can occur on exposed skin in 20 minutes with wind chills Near -20°. Dress warm and in layers if you need to be outside for any prolonged period of time. Also, make sure you are wearing a hat, gloves or mittens.
You can stay updated with the latest weather forecasts here:
Here is the watch, warning and advisory summary from the National Weather Service:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
143 AM EST FRI FEB 28 2014
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PENN YAN...SENECA FALLS...AUBURN...
143 AM EST FRI FEB 28 2014
...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM EST THIS
* LOCATIONS...CENTRAL NEW YORK AND NORTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA.
* HAZARDS...DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS.
* WIND CHILL READINGS...AS LOW AS 15 TO 24 BELOW.
* WINDS...WEST 5 TO 15 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.
* TEMPERATURES...5 BELOW TO 5 ABOVE EARLY THIS MORNING...SLOWLY
RISING TO NEAR 10 DEGREES BY MIDDAY.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN WINDS COMBINE WITH VERY COLD
TEMPERATURES TO CREATE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS FOR EXPOSED SKIN.