Less than 24 hours before All Elite Wrestling’s tv debut – when they go live with Dynamite on Wednesday night, 8 PM ET – UK broadcast partner ITV has announced a revised plan to their original tv schedule.
The broadcaster confirmed, via their ITV Wrestling Twitter account, that AEW Dynamite “will be available on the ITV Hub from 7 PM on Thursday 3rd October, it will then be shown at 11.20 PM on ITV4 on Friday evening, before being broadcast at 8.20 AM on Sunday 6th October, also on ITV4.”
The announcement goes on to confirm that “a one-hour highlights programme will also be shown on Monday 7th October at 11.45 PM on ITV. As previously announced, the shows will lead, sequentially, to the 9th November Full Gear PPV event.”
ANNOUNCEMENT – NEW SCHEDULE 📺 pic.twitter.com/gMN2fM6lcb
— ITV Wrestling (@ITVWrestling) October 2, 2019
Following the backlash ITV received from the initial announcement last week, the new schedule has been received well by fans in the UK who will now be excited to view AEW’s tv show for free on the ITV Hub less than 24 hours after it airs on TNT in the United States and TSN in Canada.
This was supported by AEW President Tony Khan via Twitter who has thanked fans for their patience whilst he worked with ITV to arrange a more suitable arrangement for the UK broadcasting schedule:
As I’d promised last week, we’ve been working with our friends at @ITV on scheduling to get free same day access to our weekly episodes of AEW Dynamite for our amazing UK fans via ITV Hub and a sooner free to air replay on ITV4. Thank you for your patience, here’s the great news: https://t.co/uotOIGMHBs
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) October 2, 2019
If you still wish to watch the show live in the UK and other countries around the world (Ireland, Australia, Japan, Italy, Spain, Chile, Brazil and the Middle East), Fite TV offer an AEW Plus package, which allows international viewers to stream AEW Dynamite live for $4.99 per month or $2.99 per episode.
AEW Dynamite premieres tonight, Wednesday 2nd October, live from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC with the following line-up:
* Opening Match: Cody Rhodes vs. Sammy Guevara
* Jon Moxley appears live
* Adam Page vs. PAC
* MJF vs. Brandon Cutler
* Nyla Rose vs. Riho to crown the first-ever AEW Women’s Champion
* Main Event: The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega vs. AEW World Champion Chris Jericho, Santana and Ortiz
All pics and videos courtesy of AEW.