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The Wii is getting a tailor made channel for the BBC iPlayer, all relevant information is in the video above.
All I can say is, it’s about bloomin time!
Now lets just wait for other TV stations to join in the fun.
BTW… 1 million viewers a day on iPlayer, well that would equal a LOT of revenue for the TV stations that do advertise!
Well the beeb dont seem to be terribly interested in resolving the outstanding issue with the BBC iPlayer and the upgraded Opera players flash capabilities. It wasn’t that long ago the iPlayer team were making comments about working with Nintendo and Opera and lobbying them to upgrade this so they can provide a better stream for its consumers!
Below is the press release from Nintendo of Europe, Link
1 September, 2009 – From today, anyone can now access the Wii Internet Channel for free*, allowing many more households to get online via Wii.
By connecting your Wii to the Internet, you’ll open your living room up to a world of possibilities! The Wii-specialised web browser enables people to connect wirelessly to the Internet then surf, shop or even watch online catch-up TV services via their console.
The fast-booting Internet browser will create a new relationship between the family, the TV, and the Internet. This Channel uses the full Internet browser from Opera Software, which also supports Adobe Flash.
Surfing the web with the Wii Remote is simple for the whole family. It lets you zoom in on areas of interest with ease and browse your favourite websites at leisure.