The future of All Elite Wrestling is looking bright according to Tony Khan.
Warner Brothers Discovery has been the host of the company’s programming since the inception of the company. Flagship show Dynamite has been broadcast on WBD owned TNT and TBS from October 2019, with Rampage airing August 13th 2021.
Tony Khan To Negotiate AEW Media Rights Deal For 2024
The current agreement is set to expire at the end of 2023, meaning that negotiations for media rights and the cost are currently ongoing. With Dynamite frequently being one of the top shows watched in the key demographic age range on Wednesday nights, President Tony Khan is confident that the promotion is able to command a higher fee for the rights to broadcast Dynamite and Rampage.
Speaking with Uproxx, Khan believes that the fees paid for broadcasting Dynamite and Rampage will be significantly increased compared to what the cost was originally:
“I expect big increases in the rights for the AEW programs and we’re on a good pace to make a very lucrative deal for the AEW media rights going forward,”
With All Elite Wrestling’s content library growing by the week and the video library of Ring of Honor owned by Khan, an All Elite Wrestling streaming service has been speculated. Khan has commented on this, stating that this may be a possibility in the future:
“We’ve done 174 episodes of Dynamite, 80 episodes of AEW Rampage, our 17th pay-per-view event will be March 5 in Revolution, so we’ve done hundreds and hundreds of hours of AEW content in our library,” Khan says. “I also purchased Ring of Honor last year, which is a great promotion with over 20 years of history, thousands of hours of video in their library. So overall, AEW has access to so many great wrestling events, including some events that are widely considered to be some of the best wrestling events of all time. There’s a lot of interest in this library as well as the new weekly content we continue to produce each week, and I do think there’s a lot of demand for the library and it makes a lot of sense for us to try to make that AEW library available to fans all over the world on demand.”
The next pay-per-view event for the promotion will be Revolution on Sunday, March 5th. The first match for the event has been officially confirmed, which will see World Champion MJF defend the World Championship against Bryan Danielson in a 60 minute Ironman match.
H/t to F4WOnlinefor the use of transcriptions.