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Nintendo has put Social TV at the heart of its next-generation games console, the Wii U, which launches in North America on 18 November.
A key sales point for the console is the TVii service. This combines TV remote control, TV show discovery and Social TV interaction.
Consumers will be able to use the console's touch screen GamePad controller as a universal remote control for their TV set and related devices, such as a cable set-top box and DVR.
The GamePad TV programme guide helps viewers navigate broadcast and on-demand TV shows. Nintendo believes this addresses a consumer need to easily find what they want to watch from a disparate variety of sources: live broadcast television, pay-TV channels, recordings on DVRs and online video providers including Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Instant Video