BBC Cozies Up to Nintendo Wii

Owners of the game system will be able to stream the last seven days worth of TV shows with the broadcaster's iPlayer online service

The BBC has announced its iPlayer online TV catch-up service is being made available for the Nintendo Wii.

Wii owners will be able to stream the last seven days of BBC shows on their TVs through the internet channel on the Wii main menu.

Erik Huggers, the BBC's group controller for Future Media and Technology, announced the collaboration with Nintendo UK at the annual MipTV-Milia conference in Cannes.

Huggers said in a statement: "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. It will shortly be available on TV."

Once the iPlayer service for Wii is live a message will be sent to all web-connected Wii consoles in the UK.

The service is only available to UK licence fee payers.

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