Michael Jackson's 'This Is It' will air on MTV Networks in 2011
But you're going to have wait a little while. MTV has acquired the rights to air the film in 2011, a deal that includes all of the domestic channels under MTV Networks, including VH1, VH1 Classic and Palladia. The arrangement also extends to Viacom's BET Networks, according to a press release issued by MTV today.
"This Is It" premiered on movie screens around the country on Oct. 28, showcasing Jackson's talent and songbook while offering a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the performer as he developed and rehearsed for the sold-out comeback tour that was to open just a week after Jackson died.
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing, the film has reached $222.6 million in box office receipts worldwide.
--Maria Elena Fernandez
Photo: Director Kenny Ortega, co-producer Frank DiLeo, and producer Randy Phillips arrive at the premiere of "This Is It" at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles; Credit: Los Angeles Times/Barbara Davidson