Earlier this year, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) revealed it would expand its streaming services into 200 countries by the end of 2016 -- up from about 50 countries right now. That's certainly an ambitious goal, but as it expands into new countries the company is also focused on building out subscriber numbers in its current markets.
According to new data from Digital TV Research, reported by eMarketer, the U.K., Sweden, the Netherlands, France, and Germany are driving growth in Europe, which should help boost total international subscribers by 57% year over year by the end of this year.
Click through the slideshow below to find out more about Netflix's estimated subscriber numbers for this year and how the company plans on expanding its reach around the globe.
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