MTV has just made a very smart purchase. The network has acquired the rights to Michael Jackson's This Is It for the next six years.
The critically-acclaimed film will be available to MTV in 2011, as well as VH1 and BET. The network released a statement saying, "The film is a true testament to Michael's musical genius, passion and commitment to his craft. 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."
The film is being distributed worldwide by Sony Pictures Releasing. One of the best reviewed film of the year, Michael Jackson's This Is It has already reached $222.6 million in box office receipts worldwide.
We can’t wait until it’s made available to see at home! It’s such a great film that every Michael fan should see.