Fox Kids PR head quits for publicity position at BBC

Fox Kids PR and publicity head Katie Bourne is moving to the BBC to handle publicity for the broadcaster’s digital and on-line channels.

Fox Kids PR and publicity head Katie Bourne is moving to the BBC to

handle publicity for the broadcaster’s digital and on-line channels.



Bourne will be one of nine publicity commissioners reporting to

television press and publicity head Vanda Rumney. She will oversee press

relations for digital channels BBC Choice, BBC Knowledge - a learning

channel which launches in June - and BBC Online.



Bourne, who leaves Fox Kids this week, worked on the the cable and

satellite channel’s launch in the UK and 11 other countries across

Europe during her two-and-a-half years there.



At the BBC, she will be responsible for publicity for further digital

channel launches as they arise.



Fox Kids does not intend to replace her immediately, and PR will become

marketing director Martin Harvey’s responsibility.



- Harrison Cowley was appointed this week to handle PR for Fox Kids and

Saban Entertainment, a sister company, after pitching against Peter

Noble PR (PR Week, 9 April).



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