MTV Acquires Rights To Jackson Film
November 17, 2009 at 6:04 AM (PT)
MTV NETWORKS has acquired the exclusive U.S. television rights to air MICHAEL JACKSON's "This Is It." The critically acclaimed and commercially successful film becomes available to MTV NETWORKS in 2011, and continuing through the entire six-year network window. The deal includes all domestic channels under the MTV NETWORKS umbrella
"The film is a true testament to MICHAEL's musical genius, passion and commitment to his craft," said MTV NETWORKS MUSIC GROUP Pres. VAN TOFFLER. "MICHAEL JACKSON has always been inextricably tied to our viewers as they witnessed his evolution from a talented performer to a global icon who redefined music. Now, with this film, we can help give his fans a chance to see his final performance."