I’m not sure of what to make of this story in the Hindustan Times, which quotes Shashi Seth, Head of Monetization at YouTube as saying that the company is planning to launch YouTube India – YouTube.in – between Jan and March 2008. The site will host Indian content – movie trailers, music videos, independent films and TV content, which otherwise “gets lost in this sea of videos.”
Looks like HT didn’t check – both YouTube.in and YouTube.co.in are already registered…so I wonder how credible this news is. That aside, I wonder what will become of YouTube clones in India – the likes of Meravideo.com, thebig.tv, aapkavideo, videodubba, metubes, videochutney and dekhona among several thousand others (mild exaggeration).
P.s.: do check out some clips from Goodness Gracious Me at YouTube. :)