Tony Khan Disappointed With AEW TV Rights Offer

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Tony Khan is locked in talks over a new media rights deal for AEW but Warner Brothers Discovery’s offer has left him less than impressed.

Since AEW’s inception in 2019, Tony Khan’s company has become synonymous with Warner Brothers Discovery and their TNT and TBS stations. The synergy has been so strong that AEW introduced the TNT Championship just months into its partnership with WBD before later introducing the TBS Title.

But business is business and despite Warner Brothers Discovery being happy with Dynamite’s recent low rating, talks over a new TV deal for AEW might not be going as well as hoped.

Tony Khan’s AEW & WBD Locked In Talks

Puck’s Matthew Belloni has reported that WBD CEO David Zaslav and TNT Sports head Luis Silberwasser want to keep AEW programming on TNT and TBS but AEW boss Tony Khan is said to be “disappointed” with the current offer from the media conglomerate.

The report notes that the two sides have an exclusivity period that ends in July with AEW able to shop around with other networks if no offer is concluded by then.

An aspect of the negotiation surrounds David Zaslav being interested in adding AEW pay-per-views to the Max streaming service which could then reduce the amount AEW makes for those shows as it would lose its traditional PPV revenue.