AEW’s UK TV deal has finally been announced with just one week to go before the show’s debut. Unfortunately, AEW won’t be airing live in the UK.
ITV announced that AEW’s weekly two hour show will be airing on a four-day delay, on Sundays at 8:20 AM BST on the free-to-air ITV4 channel. There will also be a one hour highlight show on the main ITV channel on Mondays at 11:45 PM.
(2/2) Shows will run sequentially leading up to PPV events, including before 9 November Full Gear, so more details, including subsequent schedule information, to follow soon…
— ITV Wrestling (@ITVWrestling) September 25, 2019
UK AEW fans were understandably disappointed at the announcement, but AEW president Tony Khan said that they’ll be “announcing a live viewing solution soon for the UK + many other countries with great AEW fans.”
We’ll work together to ensure there will always be a free to air broadcast of the most recent episode of AEW: Dynamite before Saturday PPVs including Full Gear. We’ll also be announcing a live viewing solution soon for the UK + many other countries with great AEW fans. Thank you!
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) September 25, 2019
According to Dave Meltzer, there is “more to the deal” that will eventually be announced, though he didn’t specify.
AEW also has yet to announce a TV deal for Canada or most of the rest of the world, but they have hinted that a Canadian TV deal is close to being finalized.
Update: AEW and FITE announced that AEW Dynamite will be available to stream live in the UK and several other countries (not including the US and Canada) for $4.99 a month on FITE.