NEWS: Nintendo to offer BBC iPlayer on Wii

Apologies for another BBC iPlayer story, but we thought you might like to know that Nintendo has announced that from today Wii users can stream their favourite BBC programmes to their TVs via the Wii console.

Following on from the news that iPlayer now works on the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, this is bound to make the BBC TV web service even more popular.

Erik Huggers, the BBC's group controller for future media and technology (great job title, btw), made the announcement today at the annual MipTV-Milia conference in Cannes.

"Working with Nintendo marks another exciting milestone for the BBC iPlayer. It underlines our commitment to reaching new audiences by making BBC iPlayer available on as many platforms as possible," says Huggers.

Now the iPlayer for Wii service is live, a message will be sent to all Wii consoles in the UK currently connected to the internet to notify owners of the availability of the iPlayer service.

Exisiting Wii owners can access the BBC iPlayer via the Internet Channel on the Wii main menu. New users may be required to download the Wii Internet Channel.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.