Nintendo Wii U owners in the UK will no longer be able to watch their favourite BBC shows on their console as the BBC iPlayer has been discontinued on the platform.
Nintendo UK’s official site explains
We would like to inform you that due to an end in the license agreement between the BBC and Nintendo, as of 31st August 2016 the BBC iPlayer application on Wii U will be removed from Nintendo eShop, and will no longer be available to download.
The BBC iPlayer service will continue, for those users who have it installed on their Wii U console, until 16th January 2017, after which the service will be fully discontinued.
There is no word on why the license was allowed to expire or whether the British broadcaster app will make its way to the Nintendo Switch.