The Southeast European pay-TV operator United Group has entered into a partnership with Turner Broadcasting Systems Europe Limited.
According to Seenews, this will lead to the launch of a regional TV news channel at the beginning of 2014.
Known as N1, it will broadcast CNN International programmes in local languages and collect information from CNN International channels and use their video material, including live switching.
CNN International will also be able to access local programming shown on N1. N1 will be based in Belgrade, Zagreb and Sarajevo and potential reach over 15 million people.
United Group brings together a number of region players including Serbia Broadband (SBB), Total TV, Telemach Slovenia and Telemach Bosnia & Herzegovina.