Tubi Launches ‘Bitefest’ In August To Take Its Own Taste Of Shark-Themed Programming
Summer is finally here and that means sun, beach days, and the yearly pivot to shark attack-themed movies and content.
While Discovery has been chumming the waters for over three decades now with their annual Shark Week programming, Tubi, Fox’s free streaming service, has joined the frenzy in 2021 by dedicating not seven days but the entire month of August to the genre of sharks-eating-people in the form of “Bitefest”.
Bitefest will feature a tremendous showing of 70 shark-themed films including the entire “Jaws” franchise.
“Swim” stars Joey Lawrence (“Melissa & Joey”) in the story of a family whose vacation home is inundated with floodwaters and, you guessed it, a vicious shark. The family has to fight for survival as the steadily increasing water forces them to climb to higher floors to escape danger. “Swim” is from the producers of “Sharknado,” which is conspicuously absent from Tubi’s campy shark-themed lineup.
Tubi is a free video streaming service that includes on-demand access to 42,000+ movies and television shows - more than any other streaming service. Fox executives have called their service “TV on steroids.”
Tubi’s programming includes films and television series from Fox Entertainment, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., NBCUniversal, Disney, and more.
For those looking for a more academic approach to shark entertainment in the lead up to Bitefest, National Geographic will be airing Sharkfest, beginning on Monday, July 5 on its linear channel and Disney+, while Discovery’s perennial Shark Week programming will be running from July 11 through July 18 with exclusive content on both Discovery and discovery+.
Bitefest full movie roster:
JAWS: THE REVENGE
DARK TIDE (2011)
OPEN WATER 3: CAGE DIVE
USS INDIANAPOLIS: MEN OF COURAGE
GORDON RAMSAY: SHARK BAIT
CATCHING A KILLER: THE MYSTERY OF SABLE ISLAND
OF SHARK AND MAN
ISLAND OF SHARK ATTACKS
THE LAST SHARK
SHARK ATTACK 3: MEGALODON
SHARK IN VENICE
THE DEEP END
SHARKS: SCAVENGERS OF THE SEA
SURFING & SHARKS
THE SHARK CON
BABY SHARK & MORE KIDS SONGS (LITTLE TREEHOUSE)
BABY SHARK & MORE KIDS SONGS: SUPER SIMPLE SONGS
BABY SHARK: NURSERY RHYMES & KIDS SONGS
FINNY THE SHARK 1
FINNY THE SHARK 2
FINNY THE SHARK 3
BAD CGI SHARKS
RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK
SHARK SCHOOL: OCEAN MANIA
SHARK SCHOOL: SHARK MANIA
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA
SHARK ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
2 HEADED SHARK ATTACK
MEGA SHARK VS. KOLOSSUS
MEGA SHARK VS. MECHA SHARK
SHARKS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: ON THE TRAIL OF GREAT WHITE SHARKS
SHARKS: MONSTER OF THE MEDIA
ZIG & SHARKO
ZIG & SHARKO AT THE BEACH
ZIG & SHARKO IN THE LAGOON
ZIG & SHARKO: THE LAUGH BOAT