YouTube, until now a single site serving a worldwide audience, now has gained country-specific versions for Brazil, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.
For the initial launch, the sites have been translated into each country’s language and have gained localized home pages. Over time, YouTube-owner Google promises to make the editions more county-specific by adding localized rankings, comments, special video content and other sections. An official blog post is now up here with more details.
As part of the launch, YouTube highlighted preexisting partnerships with content owners in several of these countries, ranging from BBC channels announced earlier this year (BBC, BBC Worldwide & BBC World News) to France 24.