AEW announces new deal.
All Elite Wrestling and FITE TV announced a new partnership and global subscription service entitled AEW Plus. Fans can watch AEW Dynamite live and on-demand through the service in international markets for $4.99 a month.
--BREAKING NEWS--— FITE (@FiteTV) September 25, 2019
-- INTERNATIONAL AEW FANS!
--@AEWrestling's weekly show #Dynamite is coming to #FITETV.
--️ #FITE is ALSO introducing #AEWPLUS, a subscription service that will allow you to see every weekly show for $4.99 a month.
-- It's a great time to be a wrestling fan! pic.twitter.com/Hzc5Z3FKNE
Earlier Tuesday it was announced that AEW Dynamite would air on a four-day delay on ITV4 for UK fans. The announcement upset many international fans who were anticipating a better deal. Tony Khan commented on the deal, revealing that the company would be announcing a live viewing solution soon for the UK and many other countries.
AEW Dynamite episodes will stream live in UK on @FiteTV for $4.99 month/subscription or $2.99/episode. We can’t broadcast live free to air in the UK due to different ad break schedules than in US. ITV + ITV4 will show free to air replays making our show available to most UK fans!— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 25, 2019
You can see the full announcement, supplied to Fightful via Fite below.
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
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 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 on November 9 in
Baltimore, but the quarterly PPV events shall remain separate from the AEW Plus series
AEW Dynamite premieres on TNT on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. ET.