Wii owners feeling left out from all the streaming tv goodness will be pleased to hear that as of Wednesday 18th November, the Wii will be getting its very own BBC iPlayer Channel. The BBC iPlayer on the Wii is not a new concept in itself, the player was first made available through Nintendo’s Internet Channel in April of last year, but this time around BBC iPlayer gets its very own Wii Channel.
Here’s what the executive big wigs at both Nintendo and the BBC had to say about it
Erik Huggers Director BBC Future Media & Technology said: “We’re pleased that we’ve been able to work with Nintendo to evolve BBC iPlayer on Wii, providing a faster, high quality and improved viewing experience. It’s important that we offer audiences more ways to access the huge range of BBC content available, and this improved version of BBC iPlayer underlines our commitment to reaching new audiences by making BBC iPlayer available on as many platforms as possible.”
David Yarnton, General Manager, Nintendo UK, added: “Our partnership with the BBC is another way in which Nintendo is looking to broaden the market for its products by offering compelling and relevant content to families. BBC iPlayer offers Wii owners another reason to turn their console on everyday and adds to the already established non gaming content on Wii that includes Wii Channels for news, weather forecasts and an internet browser.”
On Wednesday, all you need to do is first visit the Shop Channel to download the new service, then you can catch up on a week’s worth of missed telly through your Wii.