Wii to get new TV channel

Written by Joe Martin

January 5, 2009 | 10:05

Tags: #nintento #television #times #wii

Companies: #nintendo

Nintendo is said to be working on a new downloadable channel for the Wii that will provide internet-connected users with new TV-based content for a family audience.

The news originated from The Times newspaper, that also states the new channel will be called Wiinoma.

Wiinoma will apparently focus on providing family-friendly TV content to Wii users, including cartoons, cookery shows and educational documentaries. Nintendo is also said to be investigating how to feature Brain Training style quizzes on the channel.

According to The Times the content will be provided exclusively by a company called Dentsu, the biggest advertising agency in Japan. That obviously indicates that the channel will be heavily based around Nintendo products and that it will launch in Japan first - so, no surprises there then.

Wiinoma will apparently launch in Nintendo's home territory by Spring this year, with Nintendo currently considering an international roll-out depending on how successful the launch proves. Don't worry though - by Spring the UK and US will finally get hold of the new DSi handheld, which is already available in Japan, naturally.

Wiinoma will be freely available at launch, but may include some paid-for content after launch.

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