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BBC iPlayer gets own channel on Wii

Service upgraded for Nintendo console from next week

The BBC's iPlayer will shortly have its own channel on Nintendo's Wii.

The on-demand TV service was originally accessible through the Wii internet browser, but the new channel offers a redesigned interface and full-screen support. It will go live on Wednesday November 18.

"We’re pleased that we’ve been able to work with Nintendo to evolve BBC iPlayer on the Wii, providing a faster, high quality and improved viewing experience," said Erik Huggers director BBC Future Media & Technology

"It’s important that we offer audiences more ways to access the huge range of BBC content available, and this improved version of BBC iPlayer underlines our commitment to reaching new audiences by making BBC iPlayer available on as many platforms as possible."

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