YouTube Adds 9 Localized Country Sites

Google announced today that YouTube has added nine country-specific sites. The localized sites are fully translated, with localized home pages, content and search functions. This first phase of an international rollout includes sites for Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK, with plans for more countries to be included in the near future.

On the YouTube blog, YouTube International Manager Sakina Arsiwala writes:

Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK. As part of this first step in our international rollout, you can now enjoy fully translated sites, with localized home pages, content and search functions.

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