Los Angeles (Agencies): Trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray on charges of involuntary manslaughter scheduled for next month will be televised.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael E Pastor also brought forward the states date for the trial, which is expected to last about six weeks, by four days to March 24.

Murray is accused of responsibility for the pop icon's death on June 25, 2009 by administering an overdose of the powerful sedative Propofol, with which Jackson was being treated to help him to sleep.

During the hearing on Tuesday, the judge agreed to a broadcasters' request for TV cameras to be allowed into the courtroom, while specifying that they should not be too intrusive.

Murray acknowledged that he had used propofol to treat Jackson's chronic insomnia, but insisted that on the day of the 50-year-old singer's death he administered only a small amount of the drug that should not have been fatal.

He could face up to four years in jail and permanently lose his doctor's license if he is convicted.