AEW President Tony Khan has commented on a potential AEW streaming deal following recent speculation about a contract.
After an article from Bloomberg indicated that AEW will likely announce a deal with Warner Bros Discovery, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported that AEW isn’t close to securing a streaming deal.
Speaking with Uproxx Sports, Tony Khan stated that there’s a lot of interest in the AEW and ROH library.
Discussing AEW’s options, Khan said:
“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.
“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.”
Believing that AEW is in a good position ahead of TV rights negotiations, Khan said:
“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.”
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