Viewers Around the Globe Reach New Heights with Skywire Live

If you were among the 13 million viewers who tuned in to last night’s Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda on Discovery Channel, you saw the seventh-generation daredevil become the first person to cross the Grand Canyon on a wire. The feat was a hand-wringing, finger-tapping event for viewers across the globe, as Nik walked across a wire 1,500 feet above the ground with no net or safety tether. Twitter lit…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

As we wrap up the week here at 1 Discovery Place, all eyes are pointing West towards the Grand Canyon, where Nik Wallenda will walk across a tightrope, 1,500 feet above ground on Discovery Channel’s Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda on Sunday. We also welcomed a new family member (of the 4-legged variety) this week, as we announced the addition of  YouTube sensation Lil Bub to the Revision3 lineup today!…

Get ‘Wired In’ to ‘Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda’

On Sunday, June 23, daredevil Nik Wallenda will be walking a tightrope across the Grand Canyon – 1,500 feet above ground, live and untethered. As someone with a severe fear of heights, even thinking about this feat gives me some serious sweaty palms. The event, Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda, will be one you wont want to miss, with every step broadcast live to a global audience on Discovery Channel,…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

The sun is finally out, and it feels like summer at One Discovery Place in Silver Spring! This week, our family was kept busy at the Cable Show in Washington, DC and preparing for Discovery Channel’s Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda, with the big walk just days away now. We’ve shared some highlights below as well as an Expert Guide to Summertime Fishing, from Eric Young, host of Animal Planet’s…

Upfront 2013: Rapping BBQ Masters, Ferocious Gators and Terrifying Tightropes

What do Honey Boo Boo, Oprah and Morgan Freeman have in common? They all stole the stage at Discovery Communications’ Upfront 2013-14. On April 4, hundreds gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City to get the first glimpse into the future of Discovery Communications programming. The show kicked off with daredevil Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk over the audience – a small feat compared to his upcoming walk…

Discovery Channel Soars to New Heights in ‘Life on a Wire’ Tonight

Discovery Channel takes viewers to death-defying heights tonight during the sneak peek of Life on a Wire at 10pm ET/PT. This limited series follows Nik Wallenda (a seventh-generation Wallenda) and his legendary acrobatic family, The Flying Wallendas, on their mission to bring their death-defying skills to a 21st century audience. Life on a Wire shows how Nik and his family create spectacular acts that cheat death through science, skill and…