Netflix to open an office in Warsaw, its development hub for the CEE region
The video streaming provider Netflix announced its plans to open a new office in the CEE region that will be located in Warsaw, Poland. This step is another milestone in Netflix’s scaling in the Central and Eastern Europe markets, according to the company’s release.
The Netflix office in Warsaw will help the company build long-term cooperation in the region and deepen existing ties, creating new opportunities for content creators and producers.
“In Poland alone, we have invested over 490 million PLN (~115 mln USD) in original Netflix films and series and have created over 2600 jobs on our productions, giving opportunities to actors, scriptwriters, directors and all of the below-the-line crews who are the backbone of every production. In parallel, we have consistently invested in licensing many hugely popular local titles in Czechia, Romania, Hungary and others. CEE has also become a strategic production hub for our international shows, with major titles like Extraction 2 or Shadow & Bone S01 successfully shot in the region recently,” says Netflix.
Netflix localized its service in Poland in 2016. Soon after that, streaming became available in Romanian, Czech, Hungarian, Croatian, and Ukrainian. Now the office in Warsaw will become a base for Netflix’s business across Central and Eastern Europe, which will help the company continue developing its business in the region.