BBC Coming To The Nintendo WiiApr 9th, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: General
The BBC has announced that its iPlayer video service will soon be available via the Nintendo Wii.
iPlayer is a video download and streaming service that lets people catch up with BBC programming. An early version of the service should be available starting today but more polished software will be released as the service is developed.
If you’ve had a chance to give this a try, let us know in the comments.
“The BBC’s catch-up TV service can now be accessed on an increasing number of different platforms – from the web and portable devices to gaming consoles,” said Erik Huggers, BBC’s group controller for Future Media and Technology. He added that the iPlayer will also soon be available on television
The iPlayer will be accessible via the internet channel on the Wii console. The BBC said a message would be sent to Wii owners to alert them to its availability.