AEW finalizes TV deal in Canada.
AEW Dynamite finally has a home in Canada as it was announced that the show will air live, Wednesday nights, on TSN. The news was first reported by PWInsider.
TSN put out the following announcement:
TORONTO – TSN announced today a partnership with the new professional wrestling promotion ALL ELITE WRESTLING (AEW) to deliver live coverage of the weekly wrestling show, AEW DYNAMITE, kicking off Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the famed Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TSN and TSN Direct subscribers can watch the all-new AEW DYNAMITE on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on TSN’s digital streaming platforms, including TSN.ca and the TSN app, and on the network’s five national television feeds (subject to final scheduling confirmation). TSN’s AEW DYNAMITE schedule for the month of October is as follows:
• Wednesday, Oct. 2: 8 p.m. ET on TSN.ca, the TSN app, and TSN2
• Wednesday, Oct. 9: 8 p.m. ET on TSN.ca, the TSN app, and TSN2
• Wednesday, Oct. 16: 8 p.m. ET on TSN.ca, the TSN app, and TSN2
• Wednesday, Oct. 23: 8 p.m. ET on TSN.ca, the TSN app, and TSN2
• Wednesday, Oct. 30: 8 p.m. ET on TSN.ca, the TSN app, and TSN3
Among the featured wrestlers competing in AEW’s highly anticipated, action-packed matches are Canadian superstars Chris Jericho, the inaugural and current AEW World Champion; and Kenny Omega, the subject of the acclaimed, fan-favourite documentary OMEGA MAN: A WRESTLING LOVE STORY, part of TSN’s award-winning series ENGRAVED ON A NATION.
“For many, many years, Canada has been home not only to some of the most legendary wrestlers ever, both past and present, but also to some of the most knowledgeable and passionate fans anywhere in the world today,” said Tony Khan, CEO of AEW. “I’m thrilled that we are teaming with TSN to show Dynamite live in Canada. TSN has great history broadcasting wrestling, and I know they will be a great partner for AEW and our fans.”
“We were overwhelmed with fans’ outpouring of support for our Kenny Omega documentary OMEGA MAN earlier this year, and that incredible response has primed TSN to showcase Kenny and the rest of AEW’s high-octane talent for fans across the country,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Discovery and TSN. “AEW DYNAMITE is headlined by two Canadian mega-stars alongside a growing roster of must-see wrestlers, and we’re very excited to deliver the wrestling world’s game-changing new series for TSN subscribers.”
AEW also features members of The Elite (Cody and Brandi Rhodes, Matt and Nick Jackson, and Hangman Adam Page) as well as Jon Moxley, Nyla Rose, Awesome Kong, Dr. Britt Baker, SCU and Dustin Rhodes, with renowned wrestling commentator Jim Ross calling the action.
TSN’s coverage of AEW DYNAMITE is also available for on-demand viewing to TSN and TSN Direct subscribers via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN app.
TSN was the home of WWE Raw from 1995 to 2006.
On Sept. 25, AEW announced that Dynamite would air on a four-day delay on ITV4 for UK fans with a highlights show airing on Mondays on ITV. However, later in the day, AEW and Fite TV announced a new partnership that would allow International fans to watch Dyanmite live through Fite with a subscription to AEW Plus.
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.
AEW Dynamite will premiere at 8 p.m. ET on Oct. 2 on TNT.