Article Photos: YouTube takes original programming venture abroad 1/1

  FILE- This Dec.31, 2008 file photo taken through a magnifying glass shows a video of German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivering her New Year's speech beside the Youtube channel of the German government. YouTube announced Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, that it is extending its original programming initiative into Europe, with at least 60 new video channels from media companies including Britain's BBC, London-based FreemantleMedia and the Netherlands' Endemol. The Google Inc.-owned video site said Monday it is launching more than 60 new video channels with content from Britain, Germany, France, and the United States. (AP Photo/dapd, David Hecker, File)