The channel is built to host a collection of promotional material and information for recent releases and upcoming games.
This will include trailers, documentaries, demo videos and future downloads.
American Wii gamers were sent the following message to let them know they could now get onto the channel:
Nintendo Channel is an interactive guide to what's new in the world of Nintendo - now available for easy download from the Wii Shop Channel. Watch trailers, mini-documentaries, product demonstrations, and gameplay videos.
Browse the game guide pages to get information about your favorite games on Wii and Nintendo DS. You can even click to order games straight from your Wii, if you have the Internet Channel installed. Make sure your Wii is connected to the internet, and get started!
The Nintendo Channel is due to be available in Europe on May 30th.