Details on AEW's UK deal.
ITV announced that AEW Dynamite will air on ITV4 beginning Sunday, Oct 6 at 8:20 a.m. local time. A one hour highlights program will air on ITV on Monday, Oct. 7 at 11:45 p.m. local time. Shows will run sequentially leading up to pay-per-view events.
What this is means is fans in the United Kingdom won't be able to watch AEW Dynamite on ITV until four days after the show premieres in the United States on TNT.
-- Announcement! ITV is to show brand new weekly wrestling show AEW: Dynamite on free to air television from next month. The run will start with the full two hour show on @ITV4 on Sun 6 Oct at 0820 followed by a one hour highlights programme on ITV on Mon 7 Oct at 11.45pm (1/2)— ITV Wrestling (@ITVWrestling) September 25, 2019
(2/2) Shows will run sequentially leading up to PPV events, including before 9 November Full Gear, so more details, including subsequent schedule information, to follow soon...— ITV Wrestling (@ITVWrestling) September 25, 2019
With AEW holding pay-per-view events on Saturdays, fans wondered if this meant they would be behind since Dynamite would not air until Sundays. AEW President Tony Khan said they will work with ITV to ensure fans would not be behind.
We’ll work together to ensure there will always be a free to air broadcast of the most recent episode of AEW: Dynamite before Saturday PPVs including Full Gear. We’ll also be announcing a live viewing solution soon for the UK + many other countries with great AEW fans. Thank you!— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 25, 2019
AEW Dynamite will premiere on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT.