YouTube, the largest online video sharing community, announced on Thursday the launch of youtube.co.id, which will provide content tailored to the Indonesian market.
The site will feature content from YouTube's partners in Indonesia from the media and music industry.
The media companies are Kompas TV, Kompas Cybermedia, Viva Media Group and MyTrans.com. Meanwhile, the recording companies include Aquarius Musikindo, Nagaswara and Musica Studios.
YouTube has also signed license agreements with Indonesian musicians and composers under Wahana Musik Indonesia (WMI), which would enable the musicians to earn from advertisements that appear on YouTube while their video is being played.
Several companies, such as consumer goods producer PT Unilever Indonesia, mobile phone operator Telkomsel, Bank Central Asia and Blibli.com online shopping site will start placing advertisements on YouTube. (nvn)