YouTube - local is lekker

2011-11-03 16:37
Cape Town - YouTube has launched YouTube in two more local languages: Afrikaans and isiZulu.

The announcement was made today at the second annual Google South Africa event held in Newtown, Johannesburg where over 30 Google experts from around the globe are meeting with businesses, marketers, entrepreneurs, and web developers to discuss the future of online business and web application development.

The English South African version of YouTube was launched in May 2010, which made it even faster and easier for local users to find and view the videos most relevant to them.

 “The new language versions mean that internet users whose first language is isiZulu or Afrikaans can now fully enjoy what YouTube has to offer,” says Luke Mckend, who delivered the keynote at the Newtown event. 

“YouTube gives South Africans the power to broadcast themselves, with great content in both languages increasingly finding its way onto YouTube.  Popular Afrikaans channels include Die Heuwels Fantasties, HuisegenootTempo, kanaalMK and Pasella TV.  Meanwhile, Mducomics is a trumpet for isiZulu content and users can easily find Zulu music on JusGorilla.”

In addition to the standard YouTube experience, South African users have the option to watch videos with YouTube Feather

This ‘light’ version only includes the site’s most basic features, to help ensure that those with low-speed internet connections are able to play videos faster. 
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