Are there torrent sites or direct download link forums that specialize in documentaries and infotainment content? This is a question we see all too often in our E-mail inbox. The answer is yes, there are quite a few of those sites. Although we have featured them on this blog from time to time, it seems there are still folks out there who have missed out on these invaluable file sharing resources. This article features 8 best torrent sites and DDL forums where you can find premium video content from renowned publishers such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, BBC, PBS, HBO, Frontline, Imax, Channel 4 and lots more. Apart from documentaries, these trackers and forums usually index talk shows, Sci Fi and other infotainment content which are not usually found on your average private torrent tracker. As usual, all of the featured sites are open for signup and anyone is free to join.

Note that most of the forums mentioned in this post require you to sign up and log in before you can see download links, torrents or certain forum categories. Use the signup URL provided with each entry to create free accounts on sites you prefer.

Docs4You
Docs4You
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – Docs4You is a very underrated direct download link forum which is rich with content. The site indexes one click hosting links to documentaries by BBC. Discovery, National Geographic, The History Channel, PBS, HBO, Frontline, Channel 4, Imax and many other publishers. Apart from documentaries, Docs4You has a newly added section for Comedy, Drama and Scifi content from US and UK (no movies allowed). If you are looking for more information, please refer to our detailed Docs4You review located here.
Site Name: Docs4You (http://www.docs4you.org)
Registration URL: http://www.docs4you.org/forum/index.php?act=Reg&CODE=00
Stats: 51000+ members and 210000+ posts

Son of Shun
Son of Shun
Son of Shun indexes torrents of documentaries aired on TV, cable, satellite and other networks. DVD documentaries too are sometimes indexed. However, this site does not allow any documentaries aired on subscription networks such as HBO, Showtime, etc to be indexed(with several exceptions, though). Although it started out as a lesser known site, Son of Shun has by today grown into a veteran forum with over 13000 members and 5500+ torrents (most of the torrents are public and are tracked by external trackers). For a full review of this site along with screenshots, please refer to this post.
Site Name: Son of Shun (http://www.sonofshun.com)
Signup URL: http://www.sonofshun.com/forums/profile.php?mode=register
Stats: 13000 members and 50000+ articles

OneBigTorrent
One Big Torrent
One Big Torrent is a public torrent tracker and a BitTorrent index which lists torrents related to Current Affairs, News, Talks, Politics, Interviews and other similar content. In addition to video documentaries and TV series, Audiobooks, E-Books and Magazines can also be found on OBT. While you may not have heard about this site a lot, it’s a pretty unique site/tracker which allows sharing of some pretty rare and uncommon content. For a detailed review of OBT along with screenshots please refer to this article.
Site Name: One Big Torrent (https://onebigtorrent.org)
Signup URL: https://onebigtorrent.org/user.php?op=register
Stats: 6500+ torrents

TorrensrMine
TorrentsRmine
TorrentsRmine (TRM) is a private torrent tracker for talk shows, rare TV series and documentaries. It’s a pretty small community but TrM tracks some torrents which you cannot find even on leading TV trackers out there. How does it get hold of such content? IT has its own ‘cappers’ – folks who capture television shows from sources HDTV, DSTV, etc (best examples are releases by NewWorld and bjdw). Signups for this tracker are almost always closed but you can request for a free invite on the IRC channel. For more information and screenshots of orrentsrMine, please refer to our detailed review located here.
Site Name: torrentsRmine (http://www.torrentsrmine.org)
Invites Channel Link: irc://irc.torrentsrmine.org/#torrentsrmine,needkey?key=trminers
Stats: 1130 torrents and 530+ users

MVGroup
MVGroup
MVGroup is probably the biggest documentary download forum out there. Having been online for over 3 years, it’s probably one of the older sites of this genre too. Their tagline being “An Education in P2P”, MVG indexes tons of documentary and infotainment content uploaded as torrents, ED2K links or NZB files. Torrents are tracked by public trackers, some of which external to MVGroup. The site indexes both internal releases (some released in partnership with TV release group EZTV) as well as user uploads. In case you were wondering about this size of this community, this is a huge forum with over 175000 active members at time of this post. Lots of activity, lots of new daily uploads and a must have for fans of documentaries.
Site Name: MVgroup (http://forums.mvgroup.org)
Registration URL: http://forums.mvgroup.org/index.php?act=Reg&CODE=00
Stats: 178000+ members and 240000+ posts

ConCen
ConCen
ConCen (formerly Conspiracy Central) is a place where you can find some of the weirdest torrents on this planet. The site is based around conspiracies, conspiracy theories, secret projects, paranormal activity and many other similar topics. Whether you believe in these or not, you’ll surely find some crazy ass torrents on this tracker (with around 20k torrents, it’s a pretty huge torrent site too). Some of the topics covered on ConCen include UFO incidents, secret projects, secret societies, religious and historical mysteries, legends, ghosts, monsters, assassinations, ‘big brother’ and so on. For a detailed overview of ConCen, please refer to this post.
Site Name: ConCen (http://concen.org/tracker)
Signup URL: http://concen.org/tracker/account-signup.php
Stats: 18500+ torrents and 36500+ members

ScienceHD
ScienceHD
In short, ScienceHD can be called as the BitMeTV of documentaries and science fiction. The content on this site can be grouped into two main categories;  science fiction movies/TV shows (entertainment) and documentaries/other educational content (infotainment). From TV shows such as Heroes, Eureka to HD documentaries from premium publishers such as Discovery Channel, National Geographic, The History Channel, etc, SHD should be a paradise if you are into SciFi or infotainment video ( for a detailed review + screenshots, see here). This is a private tracker and it’s not directly open to the public – however you can apply for an invite using the online invite application.
Site Name: ScienceHD (https://sciencehd.me)
Invite Application URL: https://sciencehd.me/applications.php
Stats: ~2000 users and ~7000 torrents

TheGeeks
TheGeeks
TheGeeks.Bz is the latest project by TBZ crew, the awesome folks behind hugely successful private trackers such as The Box, The Vault, The Place, The Empire and The Occult. Although primarily an E-Learning tracker with video tutorials, books and test engines, documentary fans will find a lot of stuff worth downloading on this tracker. In addition to educational material, it indexes infotainment content ranging from History channel documentaries, music tutorials to even magic torrents. Before you sign up, we recommend you read the full review (which includes screens) located here.
Site Name: The Geeks (http://thegeeks.bz)
Signup URL: http://thegeeks.bz/signup.php
Stats: 6300+ torrents

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8 Comments

  1. Triad_470 // 2/11/2011 01:47:00 AM  

    Awesome list. Thanks as always.

  2. mwe12 // 2/11/2011 04:43:00 AM  

    Awesome list! keep up the good work,
    hail to the best blog on the internet!!

  3. Eivind // 2/12/2011 12:51:00 AM  

    Bitme.org is the best IMO, weird that it's not mentioned.

  4. OuijaCat // 2/12/2011 02:18:00 AM  

    Very good report!!
    I really appreciate the content descriptions you post: So many trackers will not let you see what type of content they have until AFTER you signup - only to discover that they specialize in torrent material that you're not interested in.

    @Eivind: BitMe.org is a great tracker, but I beleive this was an article about trackers that are currently open for signup.

  5. Ukgirl077 // 2/20/2011 02:42:00 AM  

    You should add docmasters.tv to the list we have some excellent and totally unique never seen before documentaries.

  6. tazztone // 2/27/2011 09:09:00 PM  

    http://xhgc18.blogspot.com
    http://www.docwiki.org

    are great site also

  7. Jonathan Bulsink // 3/07/2013 05:20:00 PM  
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  8. Jonathan Bulsink // 3/07/2013 05:21:00 PM  

    Nice list you can also include http://movieboot.com/ excellent public movie indexing service with RSS support!