Sky and BBC to broadcast Michael Jackson memorial service in HD

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The programme will also go out on Sky News and Sky Arts 1 in standard definition. The Sky broadcasts will run from 17.30 to 20.00 BST, and the BBC coverage starts at 18.00.

Sky's Michael Jackson: The Farewell will be presented by Sky News anchor Kay Burley, along with Sky News US correspondents Robert Nisbet and Greg Milam.

The programme will show the build-up to the King of Pop's memorial service, and will be presented from five different locations around the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.