MTV Nabs Rights To Michael Jackson Doc

Michael Jackson This Is It

The network that introduced millions to Michael Jackson will air his final performance.

MTV Networks has acquired the exclusive U.S. television rights to the posthumous documentary "Michael Jackson's This Is It."

Though the film wasn't the blockbuster some anticipated, the concert movie did well at the box office and should prove of high interest to viewers of MTV, whose airing of Jackson's music videos helped boost the singer's career into the stratosphere during the 1980s.

Sister networks such as VH1, BET and Palladia also will have rights to air the film.

"This Is It" was shot from March to June and includes concert rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage as Jackson prepared for his planned comeback stand in London.