It’s the middle of July, which means there’s about to be a whole lot of shark-based programming over the next couple of weeks. That starts this Sunday with Nat Geo Wild’s SharkFest, a two-week event that will feature a handful of new documentary specials.
SharkFest 2018 officially starts Sunday, July 15, at 8 p.m. ET, and all programming will be on the Nat Geo Wild channel. Fortunately, if you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still easily watch a live stream of all the SharkFest specials (or DVR any of them) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Nat Geo Wild is included in the “Fubo Premier” bundle. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of SharkFest on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch any of the specials live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch shows on-demand up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of live TV channels, including Nat Geo Wild. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of SharkFest on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch any of the programming live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials), as well as its complete on-demand library, which often has certain shows available the day after they air.
Nat Geo Wild is included in the “Sling Blue” package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of SharkFest on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch any of the specials live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
National Geographic Website
You can also watch the SharkWeek 2018 specials on your computer via NationalGeographic.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have cable, you can sign up for one of the above options and then use your Fubo, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to watch via National Geographic’s platform.
While the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week is certainly more popular, Nat Geo Wild claims that SharkFest is the “No. 1 destination for factual shark shows.”
No matter where your shark show special loyalties reside, there’s no denying that SharkFest has plenty of compelling content on tap for the next two weeks.
It starts Sunday with three new specials:
When Sharks Attack: Mayhem in Mexico: The hour-long special explores violent shark attacks off the shore of Mexico, which “is home to blacktip sharks, bonnethead sharks, bull sharks, and hammerhead sharks.”
Shark vs. Tuna: If you ever thought, I wish could watch a fight between yellowfin tuna and tiger sharks, well then you’re in luck. This special explores such battles off of Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean.
The Whale That Ate Jaws: Scientists offer new discoveries about the 1997 event that saw a pair of killer whales take down a great white shark near the Farallon Islands off the coast of San Francisco.
Other specials during SharkFest include Big Sharks Rule, 700 Sharks and Shark Kill Zone.
“SharkFest is an extraordinary celebration of sharks and the role they play in the world’s oceans,” said Geoff Daniels, Nat Geo Wild’s global executive vice president and general manager. “They’re so much smarter and more strategic than people realize. Frankly, sharks are the underdog. It’s about flipping the script.”