Flextech Television, owner of the Children’s Channel, Bravo and the
Family Channel, has recruited its first head of corporate PR and
Nicola Howson, the 26-year-old head of press and PR at Pearson
Television, will join the company on 1 October.
Flextech TV, which re-branded from United Artists Programming in June,
is a subsidiary of Flextech plc and owns, manages or has stakes in 11
The company has been searching for an in-house PR professional ever
since the departure of PR manager Jane Campbell in October.
In the new upgraded position, Howson will take sole charge of corporate
and media relations and marketing, reporting to Flextech TV MD Brent
She will liaise with Propeller Marketing Communications, Flextech TV’s
PR agency of 12 months and, less frequently, Flextech plc’s financial PR
Brent Harman said on the hiring: ‘With Flextech growing at its present
rate, it was essential to create this new position.
‘Nicola’s appointment will help to promote a more positive and
meaningful relationship between Flextech, its channels, Propeller and
the media,’ he added.
Flextech is in negotiations with the BBC over a joint venture to launch
up to six cable and satellite channels.