Thierry Bled joined Discovery Networks as Executive Producer in September 2016. In his newly created role, Bled oversees the development of productions across a portfolio of 12 channel brands in Australia and New Zealand. Spanning factual, lifestyle and kids genres, this role will drive local content for Discovery Channel (ANZ), Animal Planet (ANZ) TLC (ANZ), Discovery Kids (AU), Discovery Turbo (ANZ), Discovery Science (AU), Living Channel (NZ) and Food TV (NZ).
Originally from the United States, Thierry has served as a director and producer on a number of high profile series including the Emmy® Award-winning Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Top Chef and Project Runway. In Australia, he has worked as a Commissioning Editor for ABC Children’s Television, commissioning over 200 hours of content, and was Head of Development at Joined Up Films. He has vast experience with developing, directing and producing for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Viacom and NBC Universal and worked on a number of local formats including Project Runway and The Biggest Loser.