Gemstar-TV Guide, Nintendo Ink License Deal

Los Angeles-based Gemstar-TV Guide International said Monday that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Nintendo, covering the availability of a new television programming guide in the Japanese market for the Wii Gaming Console. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Gemstar-TV Guide, the deal covers the G-GUIDE interactive Program Guide for the Wii console in the Japanese market. The guide will be provided to Nintendo through Interactive Program Guide, Inc., Gemstar's joint venture with DENTSU and Tokyo News Services Limited.