President of the Parents Television Council
With more than 20 years in broadcasting, cable, internet and new media technologies, along with a law degree, Tim Winter brings a wealth of experience to his position as president of the Parents Television Council. The PTC is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment.
Mr. Winter spent 15 years with the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) serving in numerous management capacities for the GE-owned media conglomerate in Los Angeles, New York and Europe. His work experience included network broadcast operations; program production; international and domestic cable; digital media; and the owned-and-operated television station, KNBC. He also participated in the creation of MSNBC, the cable and online news joint venture with Microsoft Corporation.
Mr. Winter worked at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), where he led the studio’s Interactive Division and its online and video game publishing ventures. He was also president and chief operating officer at FasTV, Inc., an internet media company. Prior to his work with the PTC, he was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Desktop TV, a high tech media firm that delivered live broadcasts of business-oriented cable programming to the enterprise marketplace via internet protocol.
Mr. Winter is the architect of the PTC’s national campaign for Cable Choice. As a father, he believes it is critical that parents be given the opportunity to select and pay for only those cable channels they want and not channels bundled by their cable operator. Cable Choice, he believes, is the ultimate solution for families who want to control the flow of indecent programs that come into the home.
He is also passionate about the harmful affects of violent and sexually charged video games on today’s children. Harnessing the energies of the organization’s more than 1.2 million members, Mr. Winter works to ensure that retailers do not sell graphic adult-oriented video games to children without the parent’s consent.
With his extensive background in emerging technologies, Mr. Winter believes that it is important to prepare the PTC for the rapidly changing future of television. He realizes that in the coming years, television as we know it will dramatically change. Technical advancements such as broadband, video-on-demand and new program delivery systems will dramatically change how and when we watch television. Under his direction, the PTC will be able to respond to this new world of television.
Mr. Winter is a sought after speaker and interview subject. He can often be seen on television news circuit, including CNN, MSNBC and Fox News; he is frequently cited by the nation’s leading newspapers such as USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular source for numerous industry publications such as Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Broadcasting & Cable. Born and raised in northern Virginia, Mr. Winter graduated from Principia College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and is a member of the California Bar Association.
He resides in the Los Angeles, California, metropolitan area with his wife and their daughter.