Netflix wants to open a German office in Berlin in autumn 2019. After London, Madrid, Paris and Brussels, this would be the streaming service’s fifth national office in Europe.
“Since our launch in the German market in 2014, we have been warmly welcomed by the creative community and we are happy to be working with many great local talents in front of and behind the camera,” Kelly Luegenbiehl, Vice President of International Originals EMEA at Netflix, told German industry service DWDL. “Given our growing volume of original German content, now is the right time to get even closer to this community, so we can deepen our partnerships.”
“We are convinced that a Netflix office in Berlin will help us further integrate into Germany’s creative community, and we look forward to developing even more exciting content in the coming years,” she added.
So far, the activities in Germany have been managed from Netflix’s European headquarters in Amsterdam. Not only will employees move from Amsterdam to Berlin, but new jobs will also be created in the German capital, according to the report.