YouTube online video site launches in Spanish

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21 June 2007, PARIS - Online video site YouTube has launched international sites in seven languages for nine countries, including Spain and Brazil.

21 June 2007

PARIS - Online video site YouTube has launched international sites in seven languages for nine countries, including Spain and Brazil.

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen unveiled the new international expansion plan on Tuesday in Paris, an initiative designed to expand market share and add more users to the popular site.

Spain, Brazil, France, Japan, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Britain will have their own national sites, with the home page and search functions translated in the country's language.

YouTube, a unit of Google, currently has 150 partners from different areas, such as news agencies, television networks, sports teams and civic organizations.

The BBC, Italy's RAI, Spain's Antena 3, Cuatro, Real Madrid, the Barcelona soccer club and Greenpeace are among the organizations that provide content to YouTube.

Hurley and Chen, who created YouTube in 2005 as a place for posting their own videos, said their goal was to entertain and inform the world using videos.

Currently, about half the traffic on the site comes from outside the United States.

YouTube, which is based in California, was acquired by Google in 2005 for USD 1.65 billion.

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