MTV Gets TV Rights to TII

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MTV Gets TV Rights to TII

  • on: January 01, 2010, 09:21:52 AM
I found this link and I don't know if people have read it (11/17/09)  http://dayton.bizjournals.com/losangele ... aily9.html

Anyway, here's the contents of the news:
Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks has acquired the television rights to "Michael Jackson's This Is It," the documentary showing the late King of Pop as he rehearsed for a series of comeback concerts in London.

The film becomes available to MTV Networks in 2011, and continuing through the entire six-year network window. The deal includes all of the domestic channels under the MTV Networks umbrella, including MTV, VH1, VH1 Classic and Palladia, as well as Viacom's BET Networks, including its newest channel, Centric.

MTV Networks will also collaborate with Sony Pictures Entertainment in marketing the DVD release of the film in early 2010.

"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," Van Toffler, president of the MTV Networks Music Group, said in a statement.

Sony bought the rights to the footage from Los Angeles' AEG in July, beating out several studios, including Viacom's Paramount Pictures.

AEG was promoting the "This Is It" concert series, and much of the rehearsal footage was shot at Staples Center, an AEG venue.

The movie has been a box office hit, bringing in an estimated $20 million worldwide in its first day in theaters. The film spent one week as the top-grossing movie in America, and had the fifth-highest gross last weekend at the box office.
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