The details today are sparse, to say the least, but here’s what we know courtesy of Japan Today:
Nintendo said it would develop original programming which Wii users could access via the Internet and watch on their television. It is considering videos for both free and fees. […] “Nintendo and Dentsu shall use the environment surrounding the Wii so that living rooms with Wii-ready TVs would become more of a fun area for communication among families and friends,” the firms said in a joint statement.
The service is scheduled to go live in 2009. Deployment beyond Japan could happen depending on the program’s success or failure.