Netflix has added a further 4.5 million subscribers in Europe, Middle East and Africa during Q4 2020, its biggest increase since Q1 earlier in the year.
According to the streamer’s official figures, it added a total of 14.9 million subscribers in EMEA alone during 2020, with 66.7 million people across EMEA now paying for the service, up from 58.7 million at the beginning of the year.
Globally, Netflix added 8.51 million paid streaming subscribers during 2020, about 2.5 million more than expected, with a year-end total of 203.7 million subscribers around the world.
The company said it has more than 500 titles currently in post production or “preparing to launch” and is planning to release at least one new film every week of 2021.
Looking forward, Netflix said it expects to add around 6.0 million subscribers during Q1 2021. That figure would be down on the huge 15.8 million news subs it picked up during Q1 2020, although much of that was driven by the pandemic.