Yesterday, it was announced ITV in the United Kingdom will broadcast AEW Dynamite on taped-delay every Sunday from Sun 6 Oct at 8 am in the morning on ITV 4, followed by a one-hour highlights programme on ITV on Mon 7 Oct at 11.45pm.
There was some backlash to the news from UK fans who believe the deal is a poor one, as it the show airs many days after the live U.S. broadcast and also is in poor morning timeslot. British fans also pointed out that given AEW runs pay-per-views on Saturday it poses a problem.
AEW President Tony Khan was quick to reassure fans that they will endeavor to broadcast free to air broadcast of the most recent episode of AEW: Dynamite before Saturday PPVs including Full Gear.
In addition, the company has introduced a “live viewing solution” for fans in the United Kingdom with UK, Irish, and viewers able to purchase live episodes weekly at $2.99 per episode or $4.99 per month streaming service through FITE.
The plan will also apply to those outside the U.S. and Canada.
AEW Plus Subscription Debuts Exclusively on FITE
- New AEW Weekly TV Series offered via FITE to International Markets -
(September 25, 2019) — FITE, the leading digital streaming combat sports platform, announced today a new global subscription feature called “AEW Plus”. The new offering will provide live and replay access to the highly anticipated weekly television series from All Elite Wrestling (AEW) on a subscription basis as well as an a la carte option. It will be available in numerous countries and regions outside the U.S. and Canada including the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Japan, Italy, Spain, Chile, Brazil, and the Middle East.
The weekly TV series, called AEW: Dynamite, debuts on Wednesday, October 2, from Washington, D.C., on the TNT network for U.S. viewers. Now, for the first time ever, a TV series will be available LIVE worldwide at the same time through the innovative AEW Plus digital option.
In available countries, AEW Plus will feature the live two-hour AEW: Dynamite show every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET for a $4.99 monthly subscription price on FITE. In addition, the monthly subscription will offer extra exclusive programming including behind-the-scenes footage. Additionally, there will be a weekly a la carte option for $2.99 providing even more options for consumers.
FITE offers a seamless, device-agnostic way to watch live events online, via mobile or OTT devices. Here is the link to the subscription page.
“We are very pleased to expand our relationship with AEW,” said FITE COO Mike Weber. “We have worked with AEW since their inception, and this is the next step in their growth. We are thrilled to continue our working relationship with them and delivering what their fans want to see - more.”
“FITE answered our call, and the call of AEW fans outside of North America, to offer the best global platform and partner for our wildly successful DOUBLE OR NOTHING event earlier this year, but that was just the start,” said Tony Khan, President and CEO of AEW. “The power of AEW will now be readily available live and internationally with AEW Plus, and that’s thanks to FITE, which combines the best technology with the passion of delivering our shows to audiences throughout the world.”
NOTE: AEW has announced their next PPV Event, “Full Gear” will take place November 9 in Baltimore, but the quarterly PPV events shall remain separate from the AEW Plus series subscription.
There is still no word on what they have planned for Canada.