Nintendo has already added an official TV channel to the Wii in Japan, which includes an EPG. It's called the Terebi no Tomo (TV Pal Channel) and can be be added for free through the Wii Shopping Channel. The EPG allows browsers to search by genre and keyword in a 3D interface, and then save the programs of interest to individual Mii's. The system even sends an email to the Mii owner 30 minutes before a programme is about to start. This information is used by Nintendo to give programs popularity scores and recommend other programmes you might like.
- Paul Williams
The BBC's iPlayer video service will soon be available via the Nintendo Wii.