Nintendo announced a partnership with the Eurosport Group earlier in December of 2011, which will hopefully result to impressive 3D sports video content that Nintendo 3DS owners can enjoy. This 3D video content will be available to Nintendo customers, who will then receive the content via SpotPass and view it on a dedicated Eurosport video player app. This Eurosport app will be available for free for all users of the Nintendo eShop.
Starting December 15, these 3D video items will be available weekly and will be continually available up to next year. These 3D videos are essentially two- to three-minute spots lifted from Eurosport’s very popular WATTS programs, which are produced to take a fresh and unexpected look at various sports and also feature a blend of exciting sports actions and funny outtakes from different corners of the world. The best part of this news item? These videos will be available for download for all Nintendo 3DS owners free of charge.
“We are always striving to bring fun and exciting new content to our fans,” Laurent Fischer, managing director of marketing and PR at Nintendo Europe, says. “(We hope that) 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.”
Heather Bowler, the communications director of Eurosport, believe that the 3D clips from WATTS are “guaranteed to engage and entertain Nintendo 3DS users.” She adds that “Eurosport and Nintendo are both leaders within their industries, so there is a natural brand fit with this collaboration, which wil extend our reach within an important target audience.”
This collaboration with Eurosport—which is the European continent’s leading sports and entertainment platform—is just a part of a series of other collaborations aimed to develop and deliver exciting new 3D content to all Nintendo 3DS owners across Europe. Other partnerships that Nintendo Video has pursued over the years include one with the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra, one with the Red Bull Media House, and another with Aardman Animations. The Eurosport application for Nintendo Video will use the built-in SpotPass technology in the Nintendo 3DS, which will then allow the owners of the handheld console to receive content while on the move or even at home. SpotPass is designed to connect Nintendo 3DS users to compatible public hotspots or wi-fi connections at home to receive new content even if the console is in sleep mode. Content that your Nintendo 3DS can receive includes notifications, updates for your system and your software, and highly entertaining 3D videos.
Nintendo 3DS is one of the best handheld consoles in the market at the moment. This console is backwards compatible, which will allow you to play other Nintendo DS and DSi games. The Nintendo 3DS is also ideal for young children, as parents can easily manage the content their children access through a unique Parental Control feature.