Box of Broadcasts

Broadcast TV Recording

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an on demand TV and radio services for staff and students, allowing access to two million broadcasts from over 65 free to air channels. Channels available on BoB include the majority of those on the UK's Freeview network and a number of satellite and foreign language stations.

BoB is an academically-focused system that allows for an enhanced teaching and learning experience. Features include:

  • Access thwo million broadcasts dating back to the 1990s
  • Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations
  • Search programme transcripts and subtitles
  • Embed content in VLEs and share social media
  • A platform working across desktop, iOS and Android devices
  • Media records based on our TRILT metadata, supporting powerful searching capabilities
  • A permanent archive of content from nine channels: BBC1 London / BBC2 / BBC4 / ITV London / Channel 4 / More4 / Channel 5 / BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • Preview clips before saving
  • Label your own clips
  • Personalised email alerts when programmes are ready to view
  • Detailed citation data

Bob is avaible to students and staff of the university currently based in the U.K. To access BoB visit, chose The University of Manchester as your institution and use your university credentials to login.

For help in getting the best from BoB visit the videos tutorial page or contact us.