ESPN has officially announced that they have secured the exclusive broadcast rights for AEW programming for ESPN subscribers in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, airing shows in those regions such as Dynamite, Rampage and (on delay) the quarterly PPV lineup including Revolution, Double or Nothing, All Out and Full Gear.
According to the official press release: “AEW will be available on ESPN in the following locations:
Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Niue, Nauru, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Northern Marianas, Tokelau, Tahiti, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, and Wallis and Futuna.”
“This marks AEW’s first broadcast deal in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, and ESPN’s first broadcast partnership with a professional wrestling organization in the region. AEW, the new professional wrestling league taking the world by storm, is continuing its meteoric rise with record-high ratings, world-class roster and highly entertaining product.”
ESPN remains in the contention for a potential purchase of WWE, which it would likely add to their subscription offerings.