Tony Khan Says Decision To Increase PPV Providers Is About ‘Expanding Our Reach’

Tony Khan discussed AEW expanding its pay-per-view distribution outlets.

Beginning with AEW Dynasty, AEW pay-per-view events will now be offered on YouTube TV and TrillerTV+.

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Speaking about his decision to offer more options for audiences to purchase AEW pay-per-view events, Tony Khan told Fightful's Jeremy Lambert during a media call ahead of ROH Supercard of Honor 2024 that it's all about expanding the promotion's reach as they continue to expand the number of pay-per-view events offered per year.

"It’s expanding our reach, and really excited about the opportunity to hopefully grow the audience. We’ve got so much great, really great pay-per-views here, and this show’s available on WatchROH.com as a streaming special," he said. "For AEW, our pay-per-view providers, we’ve opened it up, working with more great streaming companies and different platforms and hopefully growing even more. It’s amazing how much our pay-per-view audience and our pay-per-view revenue have expanded since we’ve grown, and I think we’ve built a reputation that AEW delivers great pay-per-view events, and it’s helped us grow that audience year-over-year, where we keep having record years on pay-per-view, and 2023 was our biggest year yet by far, and I think 2024, we can be even bigger. We’re off to a great start. We just did one of our biggest buy rates ever for Revolution, and we’re coming up on AEW Dynasty. I do think something we've done really well is building a great, consistent pay-per-view audience. It’s grown. We’ve expanded the calendar, and they’ve followed.

"Very excited about Supercard of Honor, which again, it’s a very different delivery method here, and we’ve been able to grow that streaming service. WatchROH.com subscriptions this past year have grown to be bigger than ever," he continued. "We have more streaming subscribers than ever before in the history of the company, so this is the peak of ROH streaming, which is really saying something, I think. Very cool to be able to acquire the company, change it, and I’m very proud of where we are. We’ve built a great product in ROH, and really should be a great show at Supercard of Honor in Philadelphia."

Fans can learn more about changes to AEW pay-per-view distribution at this link.

Check out the full card for ROH Supercard of Honor at this link.

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