Box of Broadcasts

An archive of over 1 million TV and Radio programmes

Box of Broadcasts [BoB]

BoB National is an off-air recording and media archive service. It is available to BUFVC members holding an ERA+ licence which includes the University of Exeter. This scheduling service allows University staff and students to record programmes which will be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last 30 days of recorded channels. **Please be advised that only users who are physically located in the UK are permitted to access content in BoB National.**

The requestor will receive the programme after broadcast as an FLV file they can watch in a web page – in the same way as iplayer. BoB stores the recorded TV and Radio programmes in the archive and holds them indefinitely for all users to enjoy. The archive currently offers over 1 million TV and radio programmes covering all genres and that number is set to rise as more and more universities join BoB.

With BoB you can record programmes, watch programmes from the archive, create clips, search for programmes coming up in the next seven days by title or keyword, compile your favourite shows into playlists and share with others (including embedding links to broadcasts or clips within their VLE). BoB includes over 10 foreign language channels, including French, German and Italian.

How to Use the System

You can access the BoB help pages here.

There are also some video tutorials to watch available from the service.
If you would like more information then please contact your Subject Librarian, their contact details can be found here.

You can go straight to the service via the Electronic Library.  Choose the Resource Type - Audio Visual Resources, click Find and you can access BoB in the list.