It has been one of the most secretive media projects in the region, but daily newspaper Jutarnji list reveals that a CNN star will shortly present it all to the public. A new regional television station, Kanal N1, will being broadcasting its informative programme at the start of 2014 in Croatia.
N1, who are the regional partners of American cable and satellite giants Cable News Network (CNN), will broadcast from three centres – Zagreb, Sarajevo and Belgrade. N1 will have an audience of over 15 million viewers from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. The main programme director will be former CNN journalist Brent Sadler, who announced that N1 would develop specific content based on news from the region.
“Cooperation with CNN brings us valuable experience in the field of journalism, editorial and programme producing,” Sadler said in a brief statement, adding that the agreement with CNN enables broadcasting of selected CNN content translated into local languages. The move is seen as CNN’s answer to Al Jazeera Balkans.