N1 is the first regional and national 24-hour news and current affairs platform (TV, web and mobile) broadcasting to over 20 million people in the Adria region of the Balkans. N1 was launched in October 2014 from studio centres in Belgrade, Sarajevo and Zagreb.
N1 is distributed through pay TV platforms across Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia as well as DTH platforms in Europe and worldwide through the OTT platform, Net TV Plus.
"The prospect of building a 24-hour news network from scratch in a region where I once reported war in the Balkans for CNN presents a unique challenge," says Brent Sadler, Chairman of the N1 Editorial Board.
N1 is owned by Adria Media which is a member of the United Group of companies that operates across the six markets of former Yugoslavia. Since March 2014, United Group has been majority owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm with headquarters in New York.
For 18 years Brent Sadler was an internationally renowned CNN correspondent reporting from the centre of breaking news coverage from across the globe, often at momentous times, especially in the Middle East and Africa. He won numerous international awards for his courageous and often defining reports in world conflicts.VIEW BRENT SADLER CNN SIGN-OFFS|Read more...
Sadler became one of the best-known international correspondents for the British network Independent Television News (ITN), covering such historic events as the IRA hunger strikes in Northern Ireland, the Falklands War, the bombing of the US Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, the release of British hostages Terry Waite and Jackie Mann in Lebanon, and the siege of Palestinian camps in Beirut. He was the first person ever to report under low-flying cruise missile fire in Baghdad during the first Gulf War. In 1987, Sadler won the Royal Television Society's International News Award for a special report from inside a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in West Beirut during 1984.VIEW BRENT SADLER ITN SIGN-OFFS|Read more...
Sadler joined HTV West (Harlech Television) at their studios in Bristol, UK as a general reporter. He presented the popular show "Police Five" and anchored the Bath and West Show. He also sent numerous reports of national interest to ITN in London.View HTV West video
Sadler joined Westward TV at their studios in Plymouth, Devon, UK as a general reporter where he appeared on Westward Report and other regional shows.View Westward Television video View WTV Sadler Event Promo
Sadler joined Southern Television at their studios in Southampton, UK as an editor of the main evening news for the Dover region of South East England. He first appeared on film reporting on a police dog called Prince, who was retired from active duty because the animal was too timid. Sadler sent his first report to ITN in London from STV.View Southern Television video
"Sadler is a phenomenal journalist and
news leader… his reporting [is] impressive
in every way – insightful, compelling,
accurate, fair and responsible.
He's one of a kind."
Former chief news executive, CNN
Director, Special Projects Malala Fund
"… a role model for those who now are
following him and attempting to live up to his
Former US Ambassador to Bulgaria, Croatia,
Serbia and Montenegro
"Brent Sadler is a wordsmith who
uses the simplest of phrases to convey the
most complex of stories, and who does so
with both precise brevity and
New York based fashion designer