The TV no Tomo Channel G Guide for Wii was a Japan-exclusive Channel that let you browse a TV guide. You could also use your Wii Remote as a TV remote using it, a feature that apparently would have been used on the Wii Menu but was scrapped. You could rate programs and send out alerts 30 minutes before a program is starting via an email or text. Also, you used a stamp to mark programs that interest you. This Channel used G-Guide from IPG. Also, HAL Laboratory, best known by making games in the Super Smash Bros. and Kirby franchise, helped make this Channel.