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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.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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