OSAKA (Kyodo) Nintendo Co. started Saturday a pay-per-view service of old television programs and popular classic movies for users of its Wii video game console.

Twelve companies, including Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. and Toei Co., began providing about 120 items such as comedy skits and cartoons, charging ¥30 to ¥500 each, via the online Wii no Ma on-demand service.

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