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Google might launch YouTube for Europe

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Jun 2007 12:27 User comments (3)

Google might launch YouTube for Europe Google has been gathering a few of its top executives for an international press conference in Paris next week and there is speculation that an announcement of a local version of YouTube is upcoming for European countries where English is not the primary language.
A French public TV channel, France 24, confirmed that they have been in talks with Google which fueled the rumor even more. Google however, has not commented on France 24 or the speculation.

YouTube is already very popular in Europe, but the interface is solely in English. Effectively adding more local languages and local TV content would help to boost popularity even higher and help YouTube compete with homegrown alternatives such as DailyMotion.

DailyMotion, which can be viewed in many languages, had 6.6 million unique visitors in April, compared to 5.8 million for YouTube. In Germany however, YouTube was the most viewed with 7.6 million visitors, slightly ahead of Germany's own

If Google was to cut deals with European TV programming, it would help avoid potential copyright infringement lawsuits and would continue in Google's strategy of joining with media providers for providing content.


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3 user comments

116.6.2007 13:37

First Europe, then the world.

220.6.2007 8:23

ya to bad it's already in Europe and every country in world.....

321.6.2007 16:04

Originally posted by jinggoy:
First Europe, then the world.
Exactly what i was thinking.

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