2005 Super Voice Girl raked in 100 million yuan
Updated: 2006-04-03 09:03 China's Super Girls who gained overnight
nationwide fame earned their "mother," Hunan Satellite TV, more than 100 million
yuan (US$12.5 million) in 2005.
The top three super girls (L to
R), Li Yuchun, Zhang Liangying and Zhou Bichang, stand after a night
competition on August 19, 2005.
Ouyang Changlin, general manager
of Hunan Radio, Film and TV Group as well as the head of Hunan Satellite TV,
said yesterday at the launch of a new round of the American Idol-type singing
contest that the earnings mainly came from commercials and some Super Girl
No one under 18 will be allowed to compete this year.
Mugs with photoes
of the "Super Girls" decorated are put onto the shelves in a Hangzhou
boutique on August 31, 2005. The popular mug sells for 30 yuan each, said
the shop owner, and they are well received among customers.
Super Girls has become a new
cultural franchise industry. Super Girl-related short messages and mobile phones
ring tones had brought big profits to telecom corporations while music Websites
also got a share, he said.
Super Girl Dolls and other spinoffs are in the works.