Video portal launches regional portals in eight countries Google subsidiary YouTube n launches this week with own countries spending in France, Ireland, Brazil, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. YouTube wants to be more accessible for arranging audiences with this step and we look forward to a market launch in other countries,”said Steve Chen, one of the founders of YouTube. As professional content providers, including BBC, France 24, Deutsche Welle, KinoWelt Swiss television and the football clubs AC Milan, FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich on board are. Chen remains very vague, however, in assessing to what extent the localization of the content can have debilitating advertising business of the platform ankurbelns. “Chen: we believe that the local countries sites can make relevant for the user the content and thus also the advertising.” In Germany delayed the launch of its own home page for copyright reasons.

Apparently the negotiations could German societies like the GEMA be closed in time. YouTube wants to transfer a lump-sum fee apparently GEMA. Meanwhile, Google is presenting a new feature in the search: search results translate with Google translate is in twelve languages. Thus, Google wants to tap new user groups. The service is available in Arabic, French, German, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. >Paul Ostling. Mark Scholl