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.
Flash Flood Watches For Sections of the Twin Tiers
A flash flood WATCH is in effect for Tioga County, PA, Steuben, Yates, Schuyler, Chemung and Tompkins counties through late tonight.
The very humid weather today will promote the development of downpours and storms. As of this update, no flash flooding is happening. That's what a watch means, we are watching it, but for right now, we do not have any advisories or warnings.
Many spots late last night and early this morning did pick up some decent rainfall. There will be new downpours with thundershowers developing today. This will lead to a potential for flash flooding. The atmosphere is pretty saturated and has a ton of moisture in it. It is what meteorologists call "precipitable water". There is also a weather front nearby and that front is moving very slow. A combination of precipitable water in the atmosphere, slow moving front and a stagnant, almost steady state of the atmosphere puts our area at risk for downpours, storms and flash flooding today. We will keep you updated.
You can stay updated with the latest weather forecast here:
Also, stay up to date and track storms with us by using our "Zoom Radar" feature on the weather section of the our website. Here is a link to the radar: www.weny.com/weather-radar
Here is more detailed information from the National Weather Service:
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PENN YAN...SENECA FALLS...CORNING...
341 AM EDT WED JUN 25 2014
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR
* A PORTION OF CENTRAL NEW YORK...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES...CHEMUNG...SCHUYLER...SENECA...STEUBEN AND YATES.
* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WILL IMPACT
THE AREA TODAY INTO TONIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 4 INCHES
ARE POSSIBLE IN A FEW LOCALIZED AREAS. RAINFALL OF THIS
MAGNITUDE WOULD BE ENOUGH TO CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL
STREAMS...AND URBANIZED AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS.
* THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR LOCALIZED VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. AT THIS
TIME IT IS DIFFICULT TO PINPOINT WHICH AREAS WILL SEE THE
HEAVIEST RAINFALL. IF YOU LIVE IN...OR HAVE TO DRIVE THROUGH A
FLOOD PRONE AREA...YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION
SHOULD HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING MATERIALIZE.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION
SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.