Pebble appoints Jon Briggs as Chief Operating Officer

Leading industry professional promoted to drive Pebble’s development across its operations

Epsom, Surrey, UK, 12 April 2023: Pebble, the leading automation, content management, and integrated channel specialist is delighted to announce the promotion of Jon Briggs to Chief Operating Officer. Jon has been promoted from his previous role as Director of Operations which he held at Pebble since joining the organisation in late 2022.

Jon brings over 28 years of experience in the media and entertainment sector. He started his career as a playout engineer for Omnibus Systems and went on to hold senior positions at Miranda Technologies and Grass Valley. He has extensive experience in delivering pioneering technology projects in many different areas of broadcast operations.

Jon has been leading the teams behind many recent broadcast innovations, such as the world’s first IP facility for BBC Wales in Cardiff, large-scale technology transformations such as Discovery ETT, and the world’s first 4K OB truck for BT Sports Premiership Football coverage. In his new role, Jon will guide Pebble’s Operations team, building on the company’s excellent reputation for delivering high-quality customer experiences.

Jon is passionate about collaboration, continuous improvement and customer partnerships, always finding solutions with the people he works with in a positive way, and always looking to put the customer at the heart of every decision.  

“Pebble is dedicated to delivering top-tier integration system solutions for our clients. We’re thrilled to welcome Jon as our new Chief Operating Officer.  We believe his  significant industry expertise will be a valuable addition to our team as we deliver our plans for continued growth. With Jon’s appointment we’re confident that we’ll maintain our momentum, whilst ensuring we continue improving our service to our customers .” said Pebble CEO, Peter Mayhead.

Jon said “I’m really excited about my new role and look forward to being actively involved in driving the company’s operations, working with a wide range of global customers from public and commercial broadcasters to service providers. I’m also looking forward to leading our business to ensure we deliver our strategic goals, and share the ambitions of our customers as broadcast technology continues to evolve.”

About Pebble

At Pebble we understand that efficiency, reliability and sustainability are vital for playout operations, and we know that interoperability with multiple vendors, standards and technologies is key. As a world leader in automation, integrated channel, IP and virtualised playout technology, with systems installed in more than 70 countries worldwide and over 1500 channels played out under Pebble automation control,  we have the people, the process, and the technology that the broadcast market needs as it changes and adapts to compete with new entrants in the video media space.

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