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Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media

Andrew Murray-Watson has been appointed business editor at the Independent on Sunday. He replaces Jason Nissé (PRWeek, 24 March) and expects to join later this year from his current role at The Sunday Telegraph.

Meanwhile, Julia Kollewe, currently The Independent's pharmaceuticals and leisure correspondent, is to become a freelance journalist as of 7 November.

The Guardian's Dan Milmo, formerly media business editor at the broadsheet, has become transport correspondent. Richard Wray has moved from technology and telecoms correspondent to become communications editor. Business reporter Katie Allen is now media business correspondent.

Ex Loaded and Chat editor Keith Kendrick has become editor of H Bauer's women's weekly In the Know, which launched this week. Touted as a ‘more traditional' magazine, it aims to discuss topical issues, plus health, fashion, travel and entertainment. Emma Justice is features editor while Maria Zokas is its lifestyle editor.

Sam Baker is the new editor of Hachette Filipacchi's Red. Formally editor of Cosmopolitan, she has also edited Company, and written for a variety of women's magazines including New Woman, Chat and Take a Break. She succeeds Trish Halpin, who moved to InStyle as editor (PRWeek, 23 June).

Emap's FHM has relaunched with a new look promising a ‘more mature approach to its subject matter'. Narrowing its target audience to the single male in his late 20s, the magazine will offer more practical advice as Jenny McCarthy rejoins to offer sex counsel. Former Maxim editor Greg Gutfeld becomes a monthly columnist. The editor is Ross Brown.

The Daily Telegraph is to launch a fortnightly regional property supplement focusing on the larger towns and cities in the Midlands, northern England and North Wales on 14 September. Living In will cover the local property market and will also include lifestyle features including gardening, interior design and local arts, entertainment, restaurant reviews and listings. The editor is Richard Holledge.

Caspian's Real Finance magazine is to rebrand as Real FD in October. The new version will be more specifically ‘for, by, and about finance directors'. The editor is Christian Doherty.

Five will launch two digital channels next month. Five US starts on 15 October airing daily between 4pm and 1am.

It will feature a mixture of US drama, documentaries, sport and comedy. Five Life will start on 16 October, airing daily between 6am and 11pm. Its highlights include The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the drama series Love My Way. Nick Thorogood is controller of the channels.

James Hyland and Lee Walsh last month launched their ad-free music channel Bubble Hits on Sky Digital channel 374. Presented by Chris Parker (formally of EastEnders), Liam McKenna and Glenda Gilson, the station will feature top 40 artists, competitions, celebrity and fan interviews and entertainment updates. Michael Brett is station manager.

Carla Bevan has been appointed as website editor of Currently deputy editor of, she will start the new role on 18 September, reporting to editor Marie O'Riordan.

Adam Marshall is the new managing editor of, heading a department covering international
sport with a particular UK focus. He joins from, where he was editor.

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