Nintendo Abandons European TV Plans

By Tom Allen
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Nintendo has changed its plans for the Tvii platform (Display Monitor Vol 19 No 38). Available in the USA and Japan since 2012, the service is no longer destined for a European launch, ‘Due to the extremely complex nature of localising multiple television services across a diverse range of countries with varied licensing systems’.

Analyst Comment

This has long been a problem for companies attempting to enter the European TV market; although it looks cohesive from the outside, Europe is still formed of multiple countries with different laws, technologies and TV platforms. (TA)