President, 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
Mr. Winter worked at
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), where he led the studioís 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 PTCís 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 todayís children.
Harnessing the energies of the organizationís 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 parentís 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 nationís
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
Bachelorís Degree in Business Administration. He earned his Juris Doctorate from
Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and is a member of the California Bar
He resides in the Los Angeles,
California, metropolitan area with his wife and their daughter.
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