BBC To Launch New Dedicated iPlayer Wii Channel

Enhanced version of the popular TV streaming service coming to Wii on the 18th November

British Wii owners have been able to watch TV programs using the BBC iPlayer since 2008, but the veteran broadcaster has announced that it is releasing an updated version of the service which will function as a dedicated Wii Channel.

The new version will be available for download from the Wii's online shop from 18th November, and will be offered entirely free of charge. You'll need a broadband connection to use it though, and it's only going to be accessible to UK-based Wii owers.

The excellently-named Erik Huggers, director of Future Media and Technology at the BBC, describes the new iteration as a "faster, high quality and improved viewing experience".

Thanks to Nintendo Life reader TheThorn for the tip!

[via news.bbc.co.uk]