Nintendo Confirms TVii Service Will Not Launch In Europe

Two years ago Nintendo announced that its TVii service would be coming to Europe “as soon as possible” for Wii U. Now though the company has confirmed that there will be no launch of the service, which puts together TV channels and programming from the likes of Netflix into one app, for European customers. This is due to the complex situation of localising content for the region, amid other reasons.

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.

TVii was released in Japan in December 2012, with the North American release following just a couple of weeks later.

Source: Nintendo