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YouTube Localizes Interfaces for 7 New Languages

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YouTube to Be Available in 7 Additional Languages

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The new sites β€” in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Polish and Dutch β€” will feature local language home pages, videos, rankings, searches and comments, as well as partners like Rai, the Italian broadcaster, the French magazine Glamour, V2 Music in the Netherlands and Real Madrid, the Spanish soccer team.

Local sites also started on Tuesday in English for Britain and Ireland, with partners like the BBC. Other countries, including Germany, are to follow. β€œThis is just the beginning,” Mr. Chen said.

YouTube, which Google bought last year, already has a global audience, with more than half of its viewers outside of the United States, Mr. Chen said.

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