Can You Watch YouTube in Israel?


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YouTube can be viewed within Israel. A TIM survey in November 2015 indicated that about 3 million Israelis visit YouTube every week. About 60 percent of YouTube visitors watch music videos, according to Google Israel. Google subsidiary YouTube is a popular, free video-sharing website.

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Unlike some countries such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey and Thailand which have at one time or another censored access to YouTube, Israel does not have a history of censoring or blocking access to the video-sharing site. In fact, the Israeli government maintains an official YouTube channel. In January 2016, nonprofit corporation ACUM signed an agreement with YouTube wherein YouTube pays royalty to the music artist when a viewer in Israel watches a music video. The royalty comes from advertising revenue that YouTube gets when running ads alongside the videos.

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