BBC Coming To The Nintendo Wii

Apr 9th, 2008 | By | Category: General

BBC iPlayer

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.

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  1. Albert Lee Fizz says:

    That is excellent news. Great series like Torchwood and Dr Who should be available without using my pc. Seeing these programs on a tv is better than a laptop screen.
    Also about time that Wii is going to do some media stuff, because it should not be that difficult to have RSS technology on the console, which could be the next thing they could focus on.
    It could become interesting if the Wii will target the Apple TV area.

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