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YouTube Makes the World a Smaller Place

By The YouTube Team

SAN BRUNO, CA--(July 30, 2008) - YouTube,™ today enables anyone to look for local videos from around the world in 15 different languages. By letting people select a geography and then choose a language, YouTube has made it even easier to enjoy local content -- even for people who don't speak the same language as the locals.

Using the new language and local content selection links found next to the YouTube logo throughout the website, any user can view today's Featured Videos for Canada, Brazil, or another listed geography while navigating the site interface in French, UK English, or any of the other offered translations.

"We're always looking for ways to improve the online video experience for our incredibly diverse global community," said Luis Garcia, YouTube International Product Manager. "I'm excited that we're now providing 300 ways to combine language with local and global content so our community members can customize their YouTube experience to reflect that diversity."

With this change, all localized YouTube destinations will be integrated into the global site. For instance, people seeking videos on will be directed to where they will see Mexican content in Spanish with links to search other languages and geographies.

YouTube began launching local sites just over a year ago, and has launched 19 to date including sites in the UK, Brazil, Japan, Korea, France and Germany that promote locally relevant videos. YouTube is currently available in 15 languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian and Portuguese.

About YouTube

YouTube is the world's most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. YouTube, LLC is based in San Bruno, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Google Inc.