Netflix is to open an office in Warsaw which will act as a hub for its activities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
The Polish office will co-ordinate Netflix operations across Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia and Ukraine.
Netflix first localised its service in Poland in 2016. Soon after the streamer’s programming became available in Romanian, Czech, Hungarian, Croatian and Ukrainian.
The company says it has invested $115 million in Poland to date on original films and series and that it has created over 2600 jobs on its productions. Its Polish credits include series The Woods, Sexify and Rojst ’97 and films such as David and the Elves, Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight, How I Fell in Love with a Gangster and Operation Hyacinth.
CEE has also become a strategic production hub for international Netflix shows, with titles like Extraction 2 and Shadow and Bone shot in the region recently.
Larry Tanz, EMEA Vice President Series at Netflix, said: “The Netflix office in Warsaw is a natural next step for us and will help build long-term co-operation in the region as well as deepen existing ties, creating new opportunities for content creators and producers. The creativity and potential of the local industry make Warsaw a great place to base our business across Central and Eastern Europe.”