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Nintendo launches paid video content on Wii

Movies, anime and other content debuts in Japan

Nintendo has introduced paid video downloads for the Wii in Japan.

A range of movies, anime and other paid content from providers including Walt Disney and Warner Entertainment hit the company's Wii no Ma Channel this weekend under a new Theater no Ma section, reports Andriasang.

Free sample clips are available prior to purchasing content, which is downloadable on a rental basis.

Launched in May, Wii no Ma is an ad-supported video on demand channel currently only available to Wii owners in Japan. Also accessible via DSi for portable viewing, the service offers both original programming and a space for partner companies to serve up promotional videos.

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Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said in April that overseas deployment of the Wii no Ma Channel "is under planning in the future".

Article supplied by Edge-Online: 'Nintendo launches paid video content on Wii'

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