There must really be something to this Nintendo/Dentsu "Wii no Ma Channel," the video service
announced last week. Times Online calls it a "television channel" featuring "a family- oriented blizzard of cartoons, "brain-training" quizzes, cookery, educational and other lifestyle shows." In other words, not
just occasional offerings.
The prospect of a Wii-based television channel apparently has traditional
television channels worried. According to the Times, a Fuji TV executive called the possibility of Nintendo media dominance "the stuff of television producers' nightmares", expressing fears that Wii-based programming could cut into prime-time viewership for Japanese television.
Thanks, unnamed Fuji Television executive! We're much
more excited about this Channel now.