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Title Screen

News Channel

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii
Released internationally: January 26, 2007


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This game is defunct.
Do note the game no longer works at all without modifications. This is most likely due to the game's servers being shut down. As a result, further official developments with the game are unlikely to happen.


The News Channel was a channel to look at the latest news. Once again, just like the Forecast Channel, you could check the latest news headlines by spinning the Earth until it shatters!

This channel was discontinued on June 28, 2013.

Unused Text

In the second version of the News Channel, there were some error messages that were never used.

You must perform a Wii system update to
use WiiConnect24. Refer to your Wii
Operations Manual for details.
You must perform a Wii system update to
use the News Channel. See the Wii
Operations Manual for details.
An error has occured. WiiConnect24
features cannot be used.

Regional Differences

Title Screen

Japan International
Wii-NewsChannelTitleScreenJPN.png Wii-NewsChannelTitleScreenUSA.png

A small change was made on the Wii Menu to change the map for Japan (since it's in Asia).

Updated Time

The updated time text is slightly different.

USA Europe
Updated Last Updated

Globe

In the Japan version, when using the Globe, "Powered by Goo" is displayed.

NewsChannel-PoweredbyGoo.png

When multiple news articles are grouped together on the Globe, the text after the location name is slightly different.

USA Europe
Area etc.

And when you click that...

USA Europe
Regional News The News

Clock

In the Japan and European versions of the channel, there's a clock in the top left corner of the screen while using the channel, however they look different.

Japan
NewsChannel-JapanClock0.png NewsChannel-JapanClock1.png NewsChannel-JapanClock2.png NewsChannel-JapanClock3.png NewsChannel-JapanClock4.png NewsChannel-JapanClock5.png NewsChannel-JapanClock6.png NewsChannel-JapanClock7.png NewsChannel-JapanClock8.png NewsChannel-JapanClock9.png NewsChannel-JapanClockColon.png
Europe
NewsChannel-EuropeClockPeriod.png NewsChannel-EuropeClock0.png NewsChannel-EuropeClock1.png NewsChannel-EuropeClock2.png NewsChannel-EuropeClock3.png NewsChannel-EuropeClock4.png NewsChannel-EuropeClock5.png NewsChannel-EuropeClock6.png NewsChannel-EuropeClock7.png NewsChannel-EuropeClock8.png NewsChannel-EuropeClock9.png NewsChannel-EuropeClockColon.png NewsChannel-EuropeClockA.png NewsChannel-EuropeClockM.png NewsChannel-EuropeClockP.png

News Sources

In different regions, the news source(s) were different.

US English US French US Spanish
Associated Press Associated Press Associated Press
EU English EU French EU Spanish
Associated Press

AFP

Associated Press

AFP

Associated Press

AFP

EU German EU Italian EU Dutch
Associated Press

AFP

Associated Press

ANSA

Associated Press

ANP

JP Japanese
News24

Mainichi

News Topics

Along with the sources being different, the topics list was different as well.

Untranslated Text
Japanese English French German Spanish Italian Dutch
News24 Mainichi Associated Press AFP Associated Press AFP Associated Press AFP Associated Press AFP Associated Press ANSA Associated Press ANP
政治

経済

国際

社会

スポーツ

芸能文化

政治

経済

国際

社会

スポーツ

芸能文化

National News

Regional News*

International News

Sports

Arts/Entertainment

Business

Science/Health

Technology

International News

UK News

Health & Medicine

Science & Environment

Technology

Offbeat

Entertainment

LifeStyle

Sport

People

Business

Actualités nationales

Actualités continentales

Actualités internationales

Sport

Arts & loisirs

Economie

Sciences & santé

Technologie

Monde

France

Economie

Sports

Culture/Art de vivre

Technologies

Médecine/Santé

Insolite

People

Politique

Inland

Kontinental

Weltweit

Sport

Feuilleton

Wirtschaft

Wissenschaft/Gesundheit

Technologie

Deutschland

Weltnachrichten

Politik

Wirtschaft

Technik

Gesundheit/Medizin

Boulevard

Unterhaltung

Sport

Neu im Kino

Nacional*

Continental

Internacional

Deportes

Cultura y ocio

Economia

Ciencia y salud

Tecnologia

Internacional

España

Deportes

Economia

Tecnologia

Cultura

Sociedad

Gente

Notizie nazionali

Notizie internazionali

Scienze e salute

Sport

Arte e Intrattenimento

Attività commerciale

Tecnologia

Dal mondo

Dall'Italia

Sport

Economia

Spettacolo

Internet

Cultura e societá

Cinema

Musica

Continentaal nieuws

Internationaal nieuws

Sport

Kunst en entertainment

Zakelljk nieuws

Wetenschap en gezondheid

Technologie

Internationaal

Achtergrond

Regionaal

Economie

Beurs

Sport

Cultuur

Gezondheid

Opmerkelijk

Entertainment

Translated Text
Japanese English French German Spanish Italian Dutch
News24 Mainichi Associated Press AFP Associated Press AFP Associated Press AFP Associated Press AFP Associated Press ANSA Associated Press ANP
Politics

Economy

International News

Society

Sports

Entertainment/Culture

Politics

Economy

International News

Society

Sports

Entertainment/Culture

National News

Regional News*

International News

Sport

Arts/Entertainment

Business

Science/Health

Technology

International News

UK News

Health & Medicine

Science & Environment

Technology

Offbeat

Entertainment

LifeStyle

Sport

People

Business

National News

Continental News

International News

Sport

Arts & Leisure

Economy

Science & Health

Technology

World

France

Economy

Sports

Culture/LifeStyle

Technology

Medicine/Health

Unusual

People

Politics

Inland

Continental

International

Sports

Feature

Economy

Science/Health

Technology

Germany

World News

Politics

Economy

Technology

Health/Medicine

Boulevard

Entertainment

Sports

New Movies

National*

Continental

International

Sports

Culture and Leisure

Economy

Science and Health

Technology

International

Spain

Sports

Economy

Technology

Culture

Society

People

National News

International News

Science and Health

Sports

Arts and Entertainment

Business

Technology

Around the World

From Italy

Sport

Economy

Show

Internet

Culture and Society

Cinema

Music

Continental News

International News

Sport

Arts and Entertainment

Business News

Science and Health

Technology

International

Background

Regional

Economy

Scholarship

Sport

Culture

Health

Noteworthy

Entertainment

* - Not seen in all countries.

Revisional Differences

Wii Menu Icon

WiiNewsChannel-IconWhite.png WiiNewsChannel-IconGreen.png

On the first version of the News Channel, the icon would be white, then fade to green.

When the second version of this Channel was released, Nintendo only used the green icon and the headlines would show on the Wii Menu.

Errors

The error messages were changed when the Channel was updated.

First Version Second Version
There is a problem with the Wii System
Memory. You cannot use WiiConnect24.
Return to the Wii Menu and follow the
on-screen instructions.
There is a problem with the Wii System
Memory. WiiConnect24 cannot be used.
First Version Second Version
WiiConnect24 is currently turned off.
Confirm your settings under Wii Options.
WiiConnect24 Standby Connection is
currently turned off, so this channel
cannot be used.
First Version Second Version
WiiConnect24 cannot be used because your
Wii console cannot connect to the Internet.
Confirm Internet settings under Wii Options.
Unable to connect to the Internet.
WiiConnect24 cannot be used.
Check your connection settings.
See the Wii Operations Manual for details.
First Version Second Version
There is a problem with WiiConnect24
communication, so it is temporarily
disabled. Please try again later.
The WiiConnect24 service is currently
unavailable. Please try again later.

Also, some more error codes (starting with NEWS) were added.

Unused Music

A song that would be played in the background when reading news.

Unused Featured News Section

The News Channel has a field in the data file that allows room for a featured news section. The button to send you to the main sections, however, scrolls all the way to the bottom of the list...