AEW broadcast partner Warner Bros. Discovery and BT Group are forming a 50-50 joint venture to create a new premium sports offering in the UK and Ireland, which could see WWE and AEW disturbed on the same platform in the future.
A report from Variety, reveals BT Sport will be transferred to Warner Bros. Discovery as part of the planned 50-50 venture. The deal will reportedly merge the broadcast offerings of BT Sport and Eurosport UK. As well as pro wrestling the broadcasters air UEFA’s Champions League and Europa League, Premier League matches, Premiership Rugby, UFC and the Olympic Games.
Both Warner Bros. Discovery and BT Group will, for now, remain separate, but at a later date the production and operational assets of BT Sport will then transfer over to and become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Warner Bros. Discovery.
AEW currently airs weekly television on a delay on ITV, and pay-per-view through FITE TV in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company hope to negotiate a television deal in the next couple of years which could see them join Warner Bros. Discovery.
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