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MTV Networks acquires ‘This Is It’

MTV Networks has the exclusive television rights to the Michael Jackson concert documentary This Is It. The doc, which claimed the number one spot at the box office when it premiered in October, will be available to MTV Networks and all of its umbrella companies - VH1, MTV, BET, CENTRIC - in 2011 for a six-year window. Additionally, MTV Networks will collaborate with Sony Pictures Entertainment in marketing the DVD release of the film in early 2010.
November 17, 2009

MTV Networks has the exclusive television rights to the Michael Jackson concert documentary This Is It. The doc, which claimed the number one spot at the box office when it premiered in October, will be available to MTV Networks and all of its umbrella companies – VH1, MTV, BET, CENTRIC – in 2011 for a six-year window. Additionally, MTV Networks will collaborate with Sony Pictures Entertainment in marketing the DVD release of the film in early 2010.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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