Nintendo today announces a partnership with the Eurosport Group to offer Nintendo 3DS owners a series of 3D sports video content which will become available to receive on SpotPass and view via a dedicated Eurosport video player application which will be available for free of charge on Nintendo eShop.
According to the press release, the videos launch weekly from today and will continue to be made available over the next year. Each two to three-minute 3D video is from Eurosport’s popular WATTS programme, which takes an irreverent look at sport and features a mix of exhilarating sporting action and the funniest sporting outtakes from around the world. The videos will be available to download for free in 3D for Nintendo 3DS owners.
Laurent Fischer, managing director, marketing & PR at Nintendo of Europe, said: “We are always striving to bring fun and exciting new content to our fans and this new partnership with Eurosport will do just that. We are looking forward to launching the WATTS videos each week along with a host of other 3D content on Nintendo Video™ from our various partners.”
“The 3D clips from WATTS, one of Eurosport’s most established programmes, are guaranteed to engage and entertain Nintendo 3DS users,” says Heather Bowler, Global Communications Director, Eurosport. “Eurosport and Nintendo are both leaders within their industries so there is a natural brand fit with this collaboration, which will extend our reach within an important target audience.”
This Eurosport application as well as Nintendo Video utilises the inbuilt SpotPass technology that allows Nintendo 3DS owners to receive content while on the move or at home. SpotPass enables you to connect to compatible public hotspots or wireless broadband Internet connections at home to receive new content, even if your Nintendo 3DS console is in Sleep Mode.
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