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YouTube goes multilingual, launching nine new sites

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YouTube goes multilingual, launching nine new sites


It has been a big success in English – now they want to speak other languages.

Google, which bought the video sharing website YouTube last year, has launched nine new local language sites, seven of which are in Europe.

Google Video was merged with, which has proved itself to be the king of user-generated websites, taking a big share of the market.

It has had competition in countries like France, however, and that is what the company wants to tackle.

Google is already popular in Europe, dominating the market in most countries. Observers say it could be a challenge, however, for YouTube to adhere to local laws on copyright, which has already been the focus of lawsuits in the US.

EuroNews is one of the media companies that have become a partner of YouTube in France, allowing the broadcast of its material.

However, it remains to be seen if locally-generated content on the new sites will reach the same level as that seen on the .com site.

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