News International launches Sun on Sunday

First Sunday edition of Rupert Murdoch's UK tabloid hits newstands
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The new Sunday edition of Rupert Murdoch's British Sun tabloid, launched with a huge advertising campaign and a print run of around 3 million this week, is expected to be more family-friendly and less salacious than its predecessor, The News of the World. (Getty Images)
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Amid the fall-out of a phone-hacking scandal that triggered the arrest of a string of Sun journalists, industry insiders believe The Sun on Sunday, whose launch is being personally led by Murdoch himself, looks likely to be heavier on fashion and football and lighter on the sex and scandal for which the News of the World was renowned. (Getty Images)
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Before it was ignominiously closed down last year The News of the World, founded in 1843, wallowed in muck-raking sensationalism designed to amuse and shock in equal measure. (Getty Images)
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Its fondness for page one headlines packed with puns and sexual innuendo was legendary. (Getty Images)
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A couple of its more memorable headlines included "Andrew and the Sex Slave Beast" and "My Big Fat Gypsy Divorce at Just 19." (Getty Images)
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In contrast, The Sun typically leads on more mainstream news stories with irreverent front-page headlines such as "Bin Bagged" when Osama bin Laden was killed. (Getty Images)
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David Mulrenan, head of UK press at media buyer ZenithOptimedia, told Reuters the new Sun on Sunday was likely to be a much tamer beast than its defunct predecessor.\n\n"It's going to be a lot less salacious than the News of the World, and probably open up a lot more of the family market," he said. (Getty Images)
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Murdoch penned a tweet on Thursday reflecting his optimism about the new title that boasted: "We're completely sold out for advertising!" (Getty Images)
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The speed at which the new paper is being rolled out - it was announced only six days before its scheduled first appearance on newsstands - came as a shock to rivals, advertisers and even the staff. It will launch at a price of 50 pence (78 cents), undercutting rivals. The price of the Saturday edition will also be cut to 50 pence from 60 pence. (Getty Images)
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"The key thing for them will be the audience because that is the way they make their money, they're less reliant on advertising," Alun Lucas at media buyer MEC Manchester told Reuters. "So they'll be aggressive in recruiting the readers and then the advertisers will follow." (Getty Images)