After years of being blocked by GEMA, the rights agency, the free online channel will be available immediately to German viewers under a new licensing agreement, signed this morning.
Youtube was last seen in Germany in April 2009. Since then, all German viewers have seen is this:
As of this hour, that sign has disappeared (you may cherish it as a collector’s item).
Youtube’s re-emergence is a setback for classical streaming services, which have thrived better in deprived German lands than elsewhere due largely to lack of free alternatives.