Why didn't I see this one coming, ha-ha, I'm old enough to remember Bruce Lee's movies in the 1970s, when that horrible disco song by Karl Douglas was on the charts.
So yes, as the new converging industry is starting to emerge between traditional broadcast/cable TV and the mobile phone, one of the interests is to discover content that is particularly well suited for the small screen. Content that can be "snacked" in short bits. Music videos (MTV) are an excellent example of the short form content that seems to work particularly well on mobile TV.
So what other short form content. How about the fight scenes of classic Kung Fu movies? That is the idea behind the Kung Fu channel, which the Thailand mobile operator/carrier AIS is launching. They don't show the full movies, but rather have cut the exciting scenes into short bits of 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length. The Kung Fu channel is a premium charged channel on the mobile TV offerings of AIS. The story was reported in the September issue of Charged.
Oh, and those who are interested more in areas of mobile-TV convergence, I just released my latest Thought Piece around Mobile TV, so if you want to read the free 2 page document on these themes, send me an email to tomi at tomiahonen dot com and I'll send you the Thought Piece in return email.