More Info on AEW's TV Deal

Posted By James Walsh on 05/15/19


It was announced earlier today that All Elite Wrestling has agreed to a deal with WarnerMedia which will see AEW air on TNT this fall. TSN’s John McMullen has reported more details on the situation on Twitter, stating there are no rights fees and that since AEW is being treated as a sports property, there are production fees and a “great” advertising split. He added that this is huge for a company that is just starting out.


John McMullen

@JFMcMullen
Context of #AEWonTNT AEW TV Deal -- Platform is amazing and this is an unprecedented deal for a start-up. Confirmed from a source on the television side there are no rights fees but as we have been saying here for weeks that should not have been expected...

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John McMullen

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Context of #AEWonTNT AEW TV Deal -- Platform is amazing and this is an unprecedented deal for a start-up. Confirmed from a source on the television side there are no rights fees but as we have been saying here for weeks that should not have been expected...


John McMullen

@JFMcMullen
...It's being treated like a sports property so production fees are there and a "great" advertising split for AEW. Remember, it took @VinceMcMahon nearly 20 years of producing highly-rated television before he got a somewhat significant rights deal...

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John McMullen

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...It's being treated like a sports property so production fees are there and a "great" advertising split for AEW. Remember, it took @VinceMcMahon nearly 20 years of producing highly-rated television before he got a somewhat significant rights deal...


John McMullen

@JFMcMullen
...from Viacom at the turn of the century.The monster deal took over 35 years. TNA/Impact once had Hulk Hogan, Sting and Randy Savage and couldn't get this kind of platform. It's an amazing deal that those in @AEWrestling are ecstatic about....

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John McMullen

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...from Viacom at the turn of the century.The monster deal took over 35 years. TNA/Impact once had Hulk Hogan, Sting and Randy Savage and couldn't get this kind of platform. It's an amazing deal that those in @AEWrestling are ecstatic about....


John McMullen

@JFMcMullen
...If it comes across as flat to some that's because they were expecting rights fees due to some shoddy reporting. Right now #AEW is set up like old #WWE where PPV numbers and advertising will be significant to growth. #WWE remains idiot-proof because of TV deal

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