AEW Signs TV-Deal in India, the Fortress of TV-Viewership for WWE

Published 08/02/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


Eurosport India has received rights to broadcast AEW. This was long overdue, and now the AEW fans can finally view the shows live!

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As per reports, Eurosport India will begin broadcasting the episodes from August 15th, 2021 (Indian Independence Day). It will broadcast both the flagship shows; AEW Dynamite, and the new show AEW Rampage.

Apart from that, it will also broadcast AEW’s PPVs, beginning with the upcoming ALL OUT in September. Furthermore, Eurosport India will broadcast four specials on an annual basis.

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“Through our partnership with Eurosport India, we’re looking forward to showcasing the best professional wrestling that fans in India demand and deserve. We were an instant success in the U.S. And now fans across the world are discovering AEW, feeling refreshed and excited about professional wrestling again.”

 

“We can’t wait for fans in India to experience our dynamic storytelling, high-flying action and incredible roster of global stars and homegrown talent on a weekly basis.” – Tony Khan, CEO of AEW.

‘Its popularity is on the rise’

The AEW CEO and Senior Vice President of Affiliate Sales and Distribution of Eurosport India have opened up about the new partnership.

“Pro-wrestling is a sport that every kid in India has grown up watching, and its popularity is on the rise. Eurosport has always believed in building communities and bringing quality content for passionate fans.”

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“AEW, in a short period, has grown rapidly and this partnering with AEW allows us to bring to our fans some of the biggest names in the pro-wrestling world—thus strengthening our commitment of bringing world-class action to fans.” – Vijay Rajput, Senior Vice President – Affiliate Sales and Product Distribution, Asia – India Sales & Distribution at Discovery Inc. and Head of Eurosport India.

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AEW has targeted Chicago as its number two market

Tony Khan is doing everything he can to make sure the company reaches the top within the industry. Therefore, along with a few others from the company, Khan flew to Chicago. Apparently, the team recorded a few segments prior to making United Center the venue for their shows in Chicago.

 

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The rate at which AEW is signing on new talent and attracting viewership, it won’t be long before the company has reached massive heights within the industry.

Do you think Vince McMahon should start taking Tony Khan as serious competitor? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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