Rio De Janeiro : Video sharing website YouTube has announced a partnership with Latin America's major TV network Globo, headquartered in Rio de Janeiro.
The partnership will allow the website to exhibit videos with the contents produced by the country's most popular TV broadcaster, said Alexandre Hohagen, Google Inc.'s representative in Brazil.
He added that the agreement provides "more credibility" to YouTube, following the worldwide discussion on the site's right to host the contents that its users shared. The first videos to be made available will be of a soap opera entitled "Malhacao".
Earlier on Tuesday, Google Inc., which operates YouTube, announced the creation of local versions of the website, targeting Internet users in France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Poland, Spain, Britain and the Netherlands.
In Brazil, the new site (br.youtube.com) will rely on sections on Brazil's web portals Terra and IG.
Some other large TV companies hold agreements with YouTube as well, such as BBC, Portugal's RTP and France 24.