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Promoter: Jackson Tribute To Be Televised Globally

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VIENNA (AP) - The Austrian promoter helping to organize next month's tribute to Michael Jackson in Vienna says the three-hour show will be televised live to a global audience.

Georg Kindel says organizers are still negotiating with networks on rights to broadcast the show, which will be held on the grounds of Vienna's stately Schoenbrunn Palace.

Kindel told The Associated Press that Jackson's brother Jermaine expects 1 billion people to watch worldwide.

He said Tuesday the tribute will feature "some of the biggest artists of our time" performing 15 to 20 of Jackson's greatest hits.

Kindel said the event will be held in the second half of September, and that the date and lineup will be announced soon.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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