AEW Loses Multi-Year TV Deal

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One of AEW’s TV deals has seemed to have sunk without a trace despite it being touted as a multi-year agreement.

AEW airs on TBS and TNT in the United States and has done so since Tony Khan founded the company in 2019. TV rights are the lifeblood of any television wrestling company and AEW is no different. The company signed a four-year extension to its deal with WarnerMedia (the company which is now Warner Bros Discovery) back in early 2020 for $175 million.

Since debuting Dynamite on the network in October 2019, AEW has increased its output over the years adding both Rampage and Collision.

AEW Streaming Deal Collapses

Now it seems, one of AEW’s international TV deals has disappeared. In July 2023, AEW signed a multi-year deal with TelevisaUnivision to stream its content on the company’s ViX platform. However, a support page last dated on March 13th seems to confirm that AEW content is no longer available despite no announcement being made.

The deal was made to bring AEW content to audiences on the premium tier of ViX, with the platform available in Mexico, some Latin American countries, and the Caribbean. Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics had estimated the deal was worth $150,000 annually.

A multi-year deal between DAZN and AEW signed in January 2023 also seemed to come to an end at the start of 2024. AEW content disappeared from the streaming platform despite that deal also being touted as being “multi-year.”

Tony Khan had to run recent AEW programming from a remote location as his duties were split between his company and the NFL Draft.