DAM New York 2020

The Art and Practice of Managing Digital Media


Tim Nickles

Senior Manager, Production Operations


For the last 22 years, Tim has been part of ESPN’s various media teams and has helped to support the expansion of ESPN’s tape and film vault. In 2001, his team was the first to begin archiving legacy content from older to newer tape formats in an effort to extend their shelf life. Seven years later, his team became the first operation at ESPN to facilitate the daily transfer of digital media to in-house formats to support ESPN’s storytelling efforts. Since 2013, Tim has overseen ESPN’s daily live feed ingest operation, which was grown by 177% in the past seven years thanks to ESPN’s digital network growth (ESPN3 and ESPN+). Since 2015, Tim has been an active contributor in ongoing efforts to standardize and expand the use of production event metadata at ESPN.

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