AEW Dynamite made its debut in October 2019 and since then has worked hard to provide an alternate product to what fans see in WWE. For the most part, they have succeeded, but there is still lot of room for improvement. It seems even Tony Khan has commented on the possibility of AEW getting a streaming service.
With the inception of AEW Rampage earlier this year, the company has more content than ever before. Due to this many fans have wondered if AEW will ever get a streaming service.
AEW announcer Tony Schiavone previously stated that an AEW streaming service is likely to launch towards the end of next year. It was also said that the company is building library for content for a future streaming service as well.
While speaking to Monaco Streaming Film Festival, AEW President Tony Khan talked about a potential streaming service, which the company lacks so far. Khan stated that it is still something to be worked on, but is optimistic about launching one in the future.
“[Barstool Sports] asked me about it, and there’s great demand for it. I’m excited to talk more about it because we’re building, each week, a great library of content. It gets better and better, and we can provide more new content, so I’m excited to tell people about that. But it’s still something that we’re working on.[Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV] is a different subject, okay? Now, there could be a lot of content that could be FAST content that is not the premium content. I’m never going to put the $50 pay-per-views or every episode of Dynamite on FAST. It’s just not going to make sense, but there may be some of our programming like Dark and things like that, which are our developmental shows. Or even some of these things we’re talking about like conversational shows– that’s great for FAST. Like, I would much rather have a couple people have a cup of coffee and talk about wrestling on FAST. It feels like a much more appropriate place for people to sit down and watch that than on network television.”
It remains to be seen how AEW will implement its streaming services. With streaming being the norm in many places, the company certainly has a lot to live up to.
h/t to Wrestling Inc for the quotes.
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