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    BBC iPlayer launches Wii channel

    The BBC iPlayer is a good thing, it is a thing of wonder, a thing that is used for good (unlike the ITV player witch has nothing on it) and it has been able to be used via the Wiis internet channel for some time but now the BBC has made a Wii channel just for it that anyone in the UK can download FOR FREE.

    The BBC iPlayer is relaunching on the Nintendo Wii in the form of a dedicated Wii channel on 18 November.
    Only consoles with a broadband connection in the UK will be able to run the channel.
    To get the service, Wii owners will be able to download it from the console's online shop for free.
    The BBC iPlayer has been on the Wii since April 2008 but many console owners reported problems with the original interface.
    The iPlayer is also available on Sony's PlayStation 3 console.
    The BBC is not the only broadcaster to experience difficulties with bringing its catch-up service to games consoles.
    Sky launched the Sky Player on the Xbox 360 in October but Microsoft temporarily suspended the service almost straightaway due to "unprecedented levels of simultaneous demand".
    Erik Huggers, direct of Future Media and Technology at the BBC, said that the evolved Wii service was an improvement on the old BBC iPlayer system, describing it as a "faster, high quality and improved viewing experience".
    According to research company Chart Track GfK there are almost six million Wii consoles in British homes.
    The catch-up radio and television service is also launching in trial, or beta, form on the Freesat TV platform later in November.
    British broadcaster Channel 4 has concentrated on making its on-demand service 4OD more accessible on the internet.
    In October it announced that it would be showing entire programmes free of charge on YouTube.
    Via BBCs own site
    Go on there and listen to the Blaggers guide to Jazz
    Its quite funny
    Also The Radcliffe & Maconie Show

    Now let us hope Channel 4 let there 4OD become more user friendly
    (Then go on there and enjoy some classic comedys
    Spoiler Alert!
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    yeah i saw these info about the iplayer channle on wii.qj.net or wii.nintendolife.com

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    It launched today and the picture quality is pretty good.

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