Wednesday, April 9, 2008

BBC Brings iPlayer Video to Nintendo Wii

The BBC is launching a version of its iPlayer TV catch-up for Nintendo’s Wii console, the broadcaster announced with the game maker at MipTV. The service will be offered as a beta via the console’s Opera-powered Internet Channel web browser at the regular web address, even though Nintendo will next month enable dedicated third-party channels via its WiiWare program. It’s the latest platform for the iPlayer brand as the BBC continues its £131 million ($262 million) program to digitize production and multi-platform output. An iPhone version was released last month, one will appear on Virgin Media (NSDQ: VMED) in May, a Nokia (NYSE: NOK) N95 version is due and it’s thought the BBC could offer the service through iTunes now that iTunes Movie Rentals has added expiry windows to the software.

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