In November 2014 Nik Wallenda made history by walking across the Chicago skyline untethered. The walk was aired live on the Discovery Channel (production handled by NBC). Sea to Sky Cable Cam was hired by NBC to setup and operate a cable cam between two skyscrapers adjacent to Wallenda’s walk. We were also hired to rig fiber optic cable on three skyscrapers to connect all cameras to the broadcast trucks on street level. The event was Discovery’s most watched telecast of 2014 with 6.7 million viewers.
Prior to the event we were contacted by Discovery Channel Canada who were interested in shooting a story about our process at an event of this size. They met with us in Chicago to film our rigging and cable cam setup which was then featured on their show Daily Planet.