Nintendo announced that it will host what it calls a "telethon" to promote its Nintendo video services on the 3DS. When you think of telethons, you might imagine Jerry Lewis helping to raise money for muscular dystrophy, or St. Jude's raising money for kids with cancer, so perhaps using the term "telethon" is a bit presumptuous on Nintendo's part.
The point of the telethon, which we assume will "air" on the 3DS video channel, is to promote all of the user created videos of 2011. Viewers will be able to call in to the event, and vote for their favorite videos. At the end of it all Nintendo will announces the most popular videos.
Here's what they say in their official press release:
"Wondering what you’ve missed on Nintendo Video? Wish you could see your favorite videos again and vote for your favorite video of 2011? Check out the Nintendo Video New Year’s Telethon running from 6:00pm EST December 31, 2011 until 2:00am EST January 2, 2012. We’ll be running the classics from 2011 and taking your calls and votes! The video receiving the most votes will be featured on Nintendo Video for 5 days for everyone to enjoy and for the winning voters to bask in their glory!"
Find out more here.