Tony Schiavone has given his thoughts on when we might see an AEW streaming service, saying it could be in place by the end of 2022.
AEW’s weekly shows, Dynamite and Rampage, currently air on TNT in the US, with Dynamite set to make the move to TBS early in 2022. The promotion’s major events such as All Out and Full Gear air on pay-per-view and can be streamed on B/R Live. Internationally, AEW content can be streamed through Fite.tv.
On the latest edition of ‘Ask Tony Live!’, available on AdFreeShows, AEW Announcer Tony Schiavone was asked if he thinks the promotion will have its own streaming service in the future.
“Yes I do, I think we’re going to see a streaming service. This is my thought. I don’t know anything for sure. Just by talking to people, I think there’s going to be a streaming service by the end of 2022.”
He went on to say that there is also talk of the company’s content becoming part of HBO Max library.
“I do know that there were people in Warner Media that I knew, that I still know, that have nothing to do with AEW that told me, ‘You know that AEW is going to be part of HBO Max.’ I remember asking somebody in the front office, not Tony (Khan), ‘Are we going to be on HBO Max?’ They said, ‘Yeah, until they want to come up with a lot more money.’ I think we’re going to end up getting our own streaming service.”
However, while Tony Schiavone is optimistic that a streaming service will be coming soon, he doesn’t believe it’s currently on AEW President Tony Khan’s radar.
“I’m just trying to fill in all the blanks here from what I’ve heard. It’s not really on Tony’s radar right now, but I’m sure there are people in the office that are working that out for him.”
AEW’s next major event, Full Gear, is set to take place on November 13th and will be headlined by AEW World Champion Kenny Omega putting his title on the line against former friend ‘Hangman’ Adam Page.
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the above transcription.