Former pop idol Michael Jackson will join his siblings in resurrecting the '70 hit band The Jackson 5, his older brother says.
Jermaine Jackson has confirmed rumours that The Jackson 5 are getting back together and says they will tour from next year.
Attending a pay TV launch in Sydney, Jackson said his siblings were all on board including Michael and Janet.
Rumours of a reunion have been floating around for a year.
"This has been a long time coming for the Jackson family to get back together," Jackson told AAP.
"It is just the timing, so what we've been doing is working on the music and all the logistics.
"It is going to be more like a family affair, Janet's going to open and, of course, the original Jackson 5 ... Michael, Randy and the whole family ... we're in the studio, we're planning on being out there next year."
Jackson was the guest of honour at the Multi Channel Network's 2009 launch to advertisers in Sydney. Other guests included US actor Jenna Elfman, Sarah Murdoch and Olympian Ian Thorpe.
Among new Australian programs to be launched next year are a reality boxing show called The Contender and a local version of US hair styling competition Sheer Genius.
Andrew Denton will produce a new advertising TV show called 30 Seconds, while comedian Peter Moon will also get a new show.
Second series for Project Runway and Football Superstar were also announced.
Three new pay TV channels will be launched on Saturday and MCN boss Anthony Fitzgerald said there would be more next year.
Foxtel boss Kim Williams also spoke, adding that the channel was confident in their sports line-up following Network Ten's announcement that it would launch a sports channel.
"Bring it on," he said.