It’s summertime and you know what that means: shark documentaries! National Geographic is super-sizing its annual SharkFest this year by adding an additional week of content to its airwaves. Starting Sunday, July 14, at 9 p.m. ET/PT and running through August 2, you can feast on cannibal sharks, shark attacks, great whites, and plenty more.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the National Geographic Channel and all SharkFest programming on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:
National Geographic is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle.
You can start a free 7-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Nat Geo on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch a certain program 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 most shows 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 60-plus live TV channels, which includes National Geographic.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Nat Geo on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch something live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has many shows available after they air) and 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).
PlayStation Vue–which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch–offers four different live-TV channel packages, all of which include National Geographic.
You can start a free 5-day trial of PS Vue right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Nat Geo on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PlayStation Vue comes included with cloud DVR.
‘SharkFest’ 2019 Preview
National Geographic knows what viewers are hungry for. For the next three weeks, the network will deliver heaps of underwater content featuring all sorts of dastardly, vicious sharks. The seventh annual SharkFest will air on both Nat Geo and Nat Geo WILD with a frenzy of programming that is sure to appease even the most die-hard shark fanatic.
One of the highlights is the hour called “World’s Biggest Great White?” which will document the re-emergence of what is thought to be the largest great white ever filmed. The shark has reportedly not been caught on camera for the last five years.
This special is only the beginning and will surely whet any SharkFest fan’s appetite. But there’s plenty more where that came from! According to The Wrap, here’s a rundown of what National Geographic has to offer over the course of the next three weeks.
“When Sharks Attack”
Sunday, July 14 at 9/8c (plus additional episodes July 15 – July 19 in two-hour premiere blocks beginning at 8/7c)
From America’s coastline to exotic beaches around the world, shark attacks turn dream vacations into nightmares. Many of these attacks occur suddenly, affect more than one person, and they can happen in unexpected locations — puzzling locals and scientists alike. “When Sharks Attack” investigates each incident to shed light on why and where shark encounters occur.
Sunday, July 14 at 10/9c
The world’s leading shark scientists lead an investigation into the fascinating world of Cannibal Sharks. From the two-foot Cookie Cutter that rips chunks out of White Sharks ten times their size, to the Sand Tiger pups that attack and eat each other in the womb, prepare to see sharks as you’ve never seen them before.
“Great Shark Chow Down”
Monday, July 15 at 10/9c
The world’s leading scientists and cinematographers relive 5 extraordinary shark feeding events. From being surrounded at night by 700 grey reef sharks, a 300-strong gathering of blacktip, dusky and bronze sharks feeding on thousands of bait fish, to the spectacular sight of more than 200 blue sharks feeding on the carcass of a seven-ton whale; the “Great Shark Chow Down” is an epic celebration of sharks from around the world. It ends with a cautionary reminder that these spectacular feasts may soon be a thing of the past as shark numbers crash worldwide.
“Whale that Ate Jaws: Eye Witness Report”
Tuesday, July 16 at 10/9c
In October 1997, tourists in San Francisco caught a killer whale attack on a great white shark on tape. Twenty years later, they strike again in South Africa, but this time scientists have bodies to dissect as experts weigh-in to reveal astounding new discoveries behind the killer whale’s taste for shark meat. Shark biologist and scientist Scot Anderson, who was present at the event in 1997, is among the leading authorities interviewed about this extraordinary behavior.
“Man vs. Shark”
Wednesday, July 17 at 10/9c
Forty years after inventing armored suits that protect divers from attacks by smaller shark species of sharks, marine biologist, Jeremiah Sullivan, faces off against hungry hammerheads and deadly tiger sharks to measure their bite force, body strength and ability to chew through his advanced materials before creating new armor he’ll test by putting himself inside the devastating jaws of a 14-foot tiger shark.
“Forecast: Shark Attack”
Thursday, July 18 at 10/9c
Dr. Greg Skomal and meteorologist Joe Merchant have traveled to the Bahamas to test a theory: that shark attacks can be as predictable as the weather. They believe that wind may drive sharks closer to the shore to hunt, which brings the sharks closer to the swimmers.
“Shark Movers: Deadly Cargo”
Friday, July 19 at 10/9c
In the busy harbor of Noumea, a tropical paradise is under threat from an influx of huge, hand-fed Bull Sharks. New Caledonian scientist, Dr. Laurent Vigliola, recruits Australian shark scientist, Dr Will Robbins, to test a world-first plan. Together they catch, crane-lift, and relocate several Bull Sharks to a pristine coral reef in hopes they will adapt to their new home away from people, and learn to feed in the wild.
“World’s Biggest Great White?”
Sunday, July 21 at 8/7c (simulcast on Nat Geo and Nat Geo WILD)
In January of 2019, three experienced divers and photographers set out on a small boat to try to record any marine life around the carcass of a sperm whale floating off the coast of Oahu. What they experienced is one of the most incredible great white shark encounters ever caught on camera, featuring the two largest great whites ever filmed in Hawaii, including the most famous living shark in the world, the giant great white known as Deep Blue. In this special, viewers will experience this trio’s incredible connection with the great whites first hand, as it happened, and learn the history and science behind the rare sightings of great white sharks in the waters surrounding our 50th state.
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