BBC iPlayer Gets Its Own Wii ChannelS

The UK's iPlayer TV and Radio on demand server for the Wii gets an upgrade next week, graduating from Wii Internet Channel feature to full-on BBC iPlayer Wii Channel.

Starting at 12:01am on Wednesday, November 18th, Wii owners in the UK will be able to download the new BBC iPlayer Wii Channel, giving them instant access to recent television and radio programs on demand without having to navigate to the service via the Wii Internet Channel. The upgraded service now features a full-screen interface for a higher quality experience overall. Nintendo UL general manager David Yarnton talks up the new channel.

"Our partnership with the BBC is another way in which Nintendo is looking to broaden the market for its products by offering compelling and relevant content to families. BBC iPlayer offers Wii owners another reason to turn their console on everyday and adds to the already established non gaming content on Wii that includes Wii Channels for news, weather forecasts and an internet browser."

Yes, another reason to turn your Wii on every day, along with all of those other perfectly valid reasons, which I am sure will strike me any moment now.