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YouTube France to Launch June 19th?  (View post)

Garry [PersonRank 0]

Wednesday, June 13, 2007
7 years ago4,041 views

Well, Nominet has the owners of youtube.co.uk registered as an Australian company, so there may not be much to see there on Tuesday

Max aus D. [PersonRank 0]

7 years ago #

Some guys think YouTube hit's germany at the same date ... or some days/weeks later...

googlefokus.blogspot.com/2007/ ...

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

youtube.com/?hl=fr
redirects to
fr.youtube.com

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Thanks Max!

I edited the article to add the following sentence based on your link to GoogleFokus.de:

<<German Focus magazine on the other hand reports that a German version of YouTube is launching "within the next weeks" according to unnamed "high-level television sources." Focus speculates that perhaps the YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen will be surprise guests in Paris on June 19th.>>

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Yes in fact it's not "Youtube France" but "Youtube Europe" ;-)

Channels do that because they think that it's more secure to be on youtube legally than found their shows illegaly in Youtube. If only they know, just as example, that the new player of Real Player allow to download Google's videos, I'm not sure they'd be so excited... :)

Bob Jones [PersonRank 2]

7 years ago #

I must say unless it is Youtube Europe, which makes total sense, then I can't see it happening.

Why France? Why not the two bigger European markets – Great Britain and Germany? Germany has bigger population and economy, Britain has better internet user stats.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I can't see how "Europe" is a region that makes sense for a website as we all have different languages here. I wouldn't understand most French videos for instance. Granted many videos are funny or cool even if you don't understand them, but usually you have e.g. "Google Video Germany" (video.google.de) and not "Google Video Europe", which would be hard to market here in Germany. Also, let's not forget the Press Day takes place in Paris. Maybe language is also a reason why YouTube UK may be rolled out slower, if ever (not that I'm saying it's not likely it will be launched on 19th) – UK users can already understand all English videos on YouTube.com, and they can already upload their English videos.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

[I edited the post to add the sentence "(Another source confirmed this to me.)".]

Bob Jones [PersonRank 2]

7 years ago #

Phillip, I see but even still Germany would make much more sense than France and I do believe for content licensing it might be needed to make region-specific sites even for the UK.

I think France has stringent copyright protection which would simply wrap the site in legal troubles, more than the original.

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Maybe they should get their hands on YouTube.fr first (they got the .de today).
traffic.alexa.com/graph?o=l&am ...

I posted a huge list today on my blog that Google or YouTube does not yet own.

Garett Rogers [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

perhaps they will also launch YouTube on the AppleTV the same day?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

OK I get it
One of the French TV to be aired on youtube has already its account
youtube.com/france4

PS : new design on Google Video (frame at top), but as usual Ionut is quickest than me and already post that on his blog :-)
googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

BTW, I don't know if it's new but there is a nice animation at the top of Youtube homepage, with "videos being watched now". Niiiice! :-)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Yeah its new and full of adult stuff as Philipp points out in Ionuts comments section

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Another confirmation:
infoworld.com/article/07/06/15 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

France24 is already on youtube too : youtube.com/france24 (in French, English and Arabic)

Marissa Mayer will be in Paris next week? Oh, why will I not be in Paris next week ? :'-(
Lucky Tony.

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I may come, but do you have to have some kind of accreditation ?
When and where ?
I'd be glad to meet Tony and a few others in person.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Pierre S: AFAIK it's invite only.

Frenchy [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

There is also Direct 8: youtube.com/direct8

Frenchy [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

and NT1: youtube.com/nt1

Frenchy [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

and even more: Europe1, MotorsTV, ...

Most of these channels added videos a few days ago, confirming the upcoming Paris launch

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Merci Frenchy ;-)

Frenchy [PersonRank 1]

7 years ago #

TOMHTML > Will Zorgloob publish the scoop? ;-)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #


bp0.blogger.com/_HnJWdpHmv6A/R ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Thank you very much Stefan. They choose very luxous hostels...

Frenchy > if you want to write an article, you're welcome! I have a lot a thing to say, but absolutely no time for write an article... For example, I have to give a report of my internship tomorrow, and at 01:30 AM I'm still writing it...
Contact me if you want ;-)

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I don't know how new is this but I'm seeing ads in spanish at Youtube right now.

For example:


m1.2mdn.net/viewad/1482962/ES_ ...



But also...


m1.2mdn.net/viewad/1482962/FR_ ...



Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

More:


m1.2mdn.net/viewad/1482962/ES_ ...



m1.2mdn.net/viewad/1482962/FR_ ...

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

They link to es.youtube.com and fr.youtube.com

PD: Sorry for the spam

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Well done Pau! /// it's not spam, it's information! =)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

de.youtube.com too ;)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Anyway (I'm spamming too :-P) I can't see the ads you show :-/

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I see the ads in the profile pages

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

e.g.
   pl.youtube.com (Poland)
   it.youtube.com (Italy)

forwards to YouTube, but e.g.

   ee.youtube.com ("ee" being something random)
   to.youtube.com ("to" being the valid but unlikely country domain Tonga)

isn't found. Does that mean we'll see one local YouTube per European country?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

You're absolutely right Pau, thank you again (and again : zorgloob.com/2007/06/youtube-s ...)

I see 5 differents banners.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

"Does that mean we'll see one local YouTube per European country?"
> Do you remember when I said "Youtube Europe" ? ;-)

Bob Jones [PersonRank 2]

7 years ago #

Am I right in thinking since uk.youtube.com redirects to youtube.com and not a DNS error, then they will (atleast at somepoint) launch a UK version?

I understand as YouTube.com is in English anyway it isn't a huge deal, but I've got to think if they are planning on signing more content deals here, they'll really need a UK page.

I've tested uk, ie, nl and they work, to make sure they haven't simply added every country code I tested cm (Cameroon), tw (Taiwan) and got no reply, seems like YouTube Europa is on the cards!

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

jp.youtube.com and br.youtube.com

Bob Jones [PersonRank 2]

7 years ago #

hmm, More countries on the cards? I tried au for Australia and nothing, same with nz for New Zealand ...

Equally se.youtube.com didn't work for Sweden, which is odd if they were launching European versions.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

This is funny...
The UK one has a period and the IE (Ireland) one has an exclamation mark while they have the same text (in same language).


m1.2mdn.net/viewad/1482962/UK_ ...



m1.2mdn.net/viewad/1482962/IE_ ...



This is the Brazil one, btw.


m1.2mdn.net/viewad/1482962/BR_ ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

OK, NOW it works, well-translated in many languages, and featured with a announcement by video on the home page of locale versions

James XUan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Yes!

James XUan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

If you click "Country:" the countries are as follows:

Brazil
France
Ireland
Italia
Japan (in their script)
Nederland
Polska
Espana
United Kingdom
United States

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

where is GERMANY ??? de.youtube.com works but...

James XUan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

...redirects! to your local version

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Thanks James for the pointer!

James XUan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Why is there no Germany though? Is there a more powerful rival in Germany so they are holding off the release? I'll check alexa

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Philipp, you should update Google Blogoscoped. Today in the morning I first checked Google Blogoscoped, read all the posts, and haven't got a clue. Than I go to the big Polish portal (something like Polish Yahoo!) and there it was – big news about Polish and other localized versions of YouTube. Thats not right ;) I'm suppose to get my Google news from Google Blogoscoped, not from Polish main-stream media ;)

James XUan [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Youtube is the 5th most visited site in Gremany, in Ireland the 4th. Hardly enough to justify not getting one

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Er-- I have a problem. I don't now how to go back to the standard YouTube. It remembers what localized version I was on last time and when I type "www.youtube.com" it redirects me to this version. But there is no "United States" on the list....

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

There is United States on the list

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Ohhhhh! I understand what happened. The rest of the menu with localized versions goes UNDER the featured video, so I get only first 6 of them. Thats a know bug of flash under Linux, but there is a workaround, that Google use on Google Video.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

"Why France? Why not the two bigger European markets – Great Britain and Germany?"
> According to a study by Comscore*, average French spent 13% of their time to watch streaming, that is much more than US and Germany. 79% of French have seen a streaming video in April, only 76% in the US and 70% in Germany.
There is the reason

(*) actu.voila.fr/Article/mmd--fra ...

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