Darren Chau (AUS)
Director of Content & Channels, Factual

Darren Chau is the Director of Content & Channels, Factual, for Discovery across Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

He heads up Discovery’s Factual content strategy and suite of Factual Entertainment channels, commissions Discovery’s local productions in the region and is Executive Producer of global hits including Aussie Gold Hunters and Outback Opal Hunters. Other current and recent local productions include Railroad Australia, Abalone Wars, Snake Boss, Aussie Salvage Squad and Aussie Lobster Men. Darren has a successful and award-winning background working extensively in production, programming, scheduling, marketing, promotion and digital 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 channels, 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.