From the article:
"Speaking to GI.biz, a spokesperson declined to comment on when the new machine will hit the shops, but did confirm, "There are currently plans to release a version of Wii in Japan featuring DVD playback. He added, "There are currently no plans to bring this model to Europe or the US.""
The article also commented on the rumor about CNN being the news provider for the Wii, but Nintendo has called these rumors false. The same with the rumor from EDGE magazine saying that the Wii was originally going to launch at $200.