Darren Chau (AUS)
Head of Factual Brands | ANZ & Pacific Islands

As Head of Factual Brands, Darren Chau manages Discovery’s suite of Factual Entertainment channels across ANZ and Pacific Islands including Discovery, Turbo, Animal Planet and Science.

He oversees marketing and digital, programming and acquisitions, and production and development, along with Executive Producing global hits including Aussie Gold Hunters and Outback Opal Hunters.

Prior to joining Discovery, Darren has a successful and award winning background working extensively in production, programming, scheduling and promotion across entertainment, scripted, comedy, factual and late night television for both free-to-air and subscription television, including five years serving as a Group Programming Director and Executive Producer for Foxtel’s entertainment channels. Darren has created a dozen television shows, co-created and launched an STV channel, worked as a head writer and producer on hundreds of hours of television, served as an official judge of the International Emmys and was appointed expert moderator for the Comedy Nominee Panel Session at the Emmy’s World Television Festival in New York.


Currently looking for:

Returnable, local, character led factual entertainment series focusing on Extreme Jobs, Motoring, Off the Grid, and Emergency Services. Local Natural History and Animal Care.