“’Skyscraper Live’ is truly a global television event, being broadcast in 220 countries – it is truly the definition of television you simply can’t miss,” Conal Byrne, VP of Digital Media at Discovery, told Lost Remote.
Nik Wallenda, “The King of the Highwire,” tonight will cross more than two city blocks uphill at a 15-degree angle in ‘The Windy City.’ This will mark the steepest walk he’s ever attempted, and ‘Skyscraper Live’ will be broadcast live at 7pm EST (well, with a 10-second delay since he won’t be wearing a harness) on Discovery.
The network’s coverage will include a multiplatform experience built by the same team that created last year’s ‘Skywire Live’ (in which Wallenda tightroped part of the Grand Canyon). The team won an Interactive Emmy for Multiplatform Storytelling for their effort. SkyscraperLive.com will give fans the ability to stream the event, and currently features a 3D interactive look at the walk, a 360-degree view from the wire, and videos about Nik, his family, and his training. Read more