Today at an event in New York City, Nintendo and i.TV announced a partnership to create Nintendo TVii on the upcoming Wii U console in the U.S. and Canada.
Read on to read the full press release…
i.TV and Nintendo Join Forces To Create Nintendo TVii
Joint Effort Creates Unique & Completely Integrated Second Screen Entertainment Experience Using the GamePad Controller
New York, New York–September 13, 2012–i.TV today announced a partnership with Nintendo to create Nintendo TVii, a built-in service on the Wii U console that redefines how consumers find, watch and engage with their favorite video entertainment. Nintendo TVii will debut when Wii U becomes available in North America on Sunday, November 18th.
“Nintendo TVii combines show discovery, remote control, and social interaction, all in one experience. There’s nothing like it on the market,” said i.TV CEO, Brad Pelo. “We are thrilled that Nintendo shares our vision for the future of television and is making it a reality with Nintendo TVii on Wii U.”
“Nintendo TVii makes watching TV more simple and fun by combining and displaying video content from a variety of sources all in one easy-to-use second screen experience,” said Zach Fountain, Nintendo of America’s Director of Network Business. “i.TV’s strong legacy and commitment to reinventing TV make them an ideal partner to help bring Nintendo TVii to life.”
Nintendo announced Nintendo TVii and the partnership with i.TV at an event held in New York, NY on September 13, 2012.
Pricing and Availability
Nintendo TVii for Wii U will be available in the U.S. and Canada as a free, fully-integrated feature with the new console when it goes on sale on Sunday, November 18th.
Creator of the most downloaded TV guide app in the history of Apple’s App Store, i.TV designs and builds second screen and social TV experiences for brands like AOL, Huffington Post, and Entertainment Weekly. Every month over 15 million people use i.TV technology to discover, watch and engage with television. For more information, visit i.TV.