Itsu no Ma ni Terebi was released in Japan today, and so far it looks like smooth sailing compared to the eShop incident. Nintendo is working with Fuji Television and Nippon Television to bring downloadable programs to the 3DS. Each of the clips lasts around two minutes and twenty seconds. The twenty seconds are used for commercials, which is understandable seeing as how the service is free.
This service uses the system’s already existent Spot Pass to automatically download 3D videos onto your 3DS. The videos are original, and some of them sound cute while others more educational.
Nittele Doubutsu de Calendar
An animal program showing animals in 3D. Delivered daily.
Tetsu View 3D
A train program designed for train buffs, complete with introductions to trains and train stations. Delivered daily.
Magic Class 3D
This program shows magic tricks from famous magicians. Delivered daily.
Idoling Sumo 3DS
A popular girls group takes on a variety of challenges, all apparently in the form of battle (like sumo wrestling). Delivered daily.
An information program. Delivered daily.
3D Choukoku no Mori
A look at sculptures from an outdoor sculpture museum in Hakone. Delivered every weekday.
A sports program from Fuji TV. Delivered on Saturday an Sunday.
That is the current list of videos that will be delivered to Japanese 3DS holders. Of course, these videos are aimed for a Japanese audience, so they appeal differently to others.
I don’t really see these clips as television, but more like short videos. When I think television, I think of constant video streaming to my screen. What do you think? I’m more into the Netflix that is coming later on this Summer compared to this.