Shaolin Phone-In

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For the very first time, I’m tempted to get satellite TV to watch sport:

Decades after the movie’s release, the temple is planning to lure outstanding kung fu players worldwide via television, Internet and mobile phones to participate in a kung fu competition. “Our efforts will reach more people and be more effective by using modern technologies and media channels,” said Shi Yongxin, abbot with the temple, at a recent press conference in Beijing. The eight-month competition, to be shown on television across China through satellite transmission as of March 16 next year, will allow Chinese audiences to vote for their favourite kung fu exercisers through the website or mobile phone messages.

Link: Shaolin Kung fu fights for fame in hi-tech era