The chief executive of AEG Live said that he was “confident" of soon reaching a decision as to whether the special performance would go ahead on August 29. "The number one item I'm discussing is presenting This Is It the production, hopefully with the Jacksons and maybe Janet, and other artists," Sky News quoted Phillips as saying.
"We have to make some hard decisions this week otherwise it will be too late to even contemplate doing anything on the 29th," he added. He continued: "What we're thinking about is one massive tribute that's broadcast around the globe."
Jackson was due to kick start his 50-show run at London"s O2 Arena this month. He died aged 50 on June 25 from an apparent cardiac arrest at his rented LA mansion.