SHOCKING NEWS: Nintendo TVii is Officially Cancelled in Europe

May 6, 2010
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t Nintendo of Europe, we continue to challenge ourselves to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all to enjoy. Due to the extremely complex nature of localising multiple television services across a diverse range of countries with varied licensing systems, regrettably we have taken the decision not to launch the Nintendo TVii service within the European region. Although on this occasion we did not anticipate such challenges, we will always strive to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all our users to enjoy.

With this in mind, Nintendo of Europe has launched the Nintendo Anime Channel, a new video-on-demand service on Nintendo 3DS which offers users the chance to stream anime series from the likes of Pokémon, Kirby, and Inazuma Eleven. New content will be added regularly and access to this service is granted simply by downloading a free application from Nintendo eShop.
http://mynintendonews.com/2015/02/1...tvii-for-wii-u-has-been-cancelled-for-europe/

I think most people saw this coming.
Personally, I can't remember NoE commenting on this for months.

Cancel me if old.
 

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Apr 30, 2013
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http://www.nintendo.co.uk/Wii-U/System-Software/Nintendo-TVii/Nintendo-TVii-666625.html

At Nintendo of Europe, we continue to challenge ourselves to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all to enjoy. Due to the extremely complex nature of localising multiple television services across a diverse range of countries with varied licensing systems, regrettably we have taken the decision not to launch the Nintendo TVii service within the European region. Although on this occasion we did not anticipate such challenges, we will always strive to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all our users to enjoy.

With this in mind, Nintendo of Europe has launched the Nintendo Anime Channel, a new video-on-demand service on Nintendo 3DS which offers users the chance to stream anime series from the likes of Pokémon, Kirby, and Inazuma Eleven. New content will be added regularly and access to this service is granted simply by downloading a free application from Nintendo eShop.
Make me useless if old.
 
Jul 1, 2014
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:O

What am I supposed to do with my life now!

Oh wait ...right ...there is still the eternally TBA Devilish Brain Training game to hold onto lol
 

Broken Joystick

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What did this do again?
From Wiki

Nintendo TVii is a free television based service which allows users to find programs on Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and on their cable network. Users are then able to select the source of the program they wish to watch and watch it on their television or on the Wii U GamePad. Users can also use the GamePad screen to get information on the show they are watching. This information is received from Wikipedia, IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, as well as individual source services. The information provided on the GamePad for each show can include reviews, screenshots, realtime player positions in sports broadcasts, cast lists, trailers, and general information about the show. The service is currently only available in selected regions.
 
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Nintendo TVii is a free television based service which allows users to find programs on Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and on their cable network. Users are then able to select the source of the program they wish to watch and watch it on their television or on the Wii U GamePad. Users can also use the GamePad screen to get information on the show they are watching. This information is received from Wikipedia, IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, as well as individual source services. The information provided on the GamePad for each show can include reviews, screenshots, realtime player positions in sports broadcasts, cast lists, trailers, and general information about the show. The service is currently only available in selected regions.i
So it's like the TiVo unified search, except through a game console (where it can't access on-demand/recorded programs/etc) for some reason? Weird feature.
 
Oct 23, 2009
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So since I'm no longer in Europe I guess I'll be able to use TVii....
Because fuck I can't use Anime channel like AT ALL.
Fuck content providers and their shitty ip lock stuffs.
 
Nov 22, 2013
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This was a feature advertised on the box. Whether or not Nintendo TVii is a worthwhile feature or not isn't really the point. It's that they pledged to make it happen and have lead people along for years now without even commenting on it.

They should have been more open about it and it should NOT have taken them this long to come out and say it. This is fucking bullshit.
 
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Disappointing, seems like Nintendo has some traction in France. Should make sense to do it there at least. I can understand not bothering with the UK- even though it would probably help.

Just another way Nintendo is letting Google and Amazon take the lead.
 

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Sep 12, 2011
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NOE!!!!!!!!

Why does NOA always get the good stuff
/s

Not that surprising, really. I'm surprised they kept up the pretence for so long.
 

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This was a feature advertised on the box. Whether or not Nintendo TVii is a worthwhile feature or not isn't really the point. It's that they pledged to make it happen and have lead people along for years now without even commenting on it.

They should have been more open about it and it should NOT have taken them this long to come out and say it. This is fucking bullshit.
Was it featured that much in adverts during launch, in Europe? I think it was in North America. I honestly can't remember. I agree that they should have just flat out said "Yeah, it ain't coming" a long time ago.

I wonder if there's a case to be made for false advertisement.

You don't know what this means to me.
It's okay, as a fellow floating head member, I know what you're going through.