AEW quickly established themselves as the #1 rival to WWE in the United States with its meteoric rise with record-high ratings, world-class roster, and highly entertaining product. AEW currently airs Dynamite and Rampage on the TBS and TNT network, with Warner Bros. Discovery broadcasting the programs overseas. However, a new player is now partnering with AEW to bring their content to more audiences across the globe.

On February 9th, ESPN announced that it has secured exclusive broadcast rights to AEW, bringing its premium matches and entertainment to ESPN subscribers in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands starting February 16th.

The partnership marks AEW’s first broadcast deal in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. The deal also happens to be ESPN’s maiden business collaboration with a professional wrestling organization in the region.

Fans in the region will be able to catch all the action on AEW Dynamite on Thursday AEDT, and AEW Rampage on Saturday AEDT, with same-day replays and episodes made available on-demand. Furthermore, fans will have access to all of AEW’s quarterly pay-per-view events on delay: Revolution, Double Or Nothing, All Out, and Full Gear.

AEW will be available on ESPN in the following locations: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Niue, Nauru, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Northern Marianas, Tokelau, Tahiti, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, and Wallis and Futuna.

We will have to see what deals Tony Khan’s company signs next, but this is obviously a big deal for fans in that part of the world.

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Saptarshi Sinha

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