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BoB access for staff and students

BoB is an academically-focused online system that allows staff and students to record programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels; and search our archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts.

Image of BoB logo, On Demand TV and Radio for Education

Programmes and clips can be embedded in Canvas to help create an engaging learning experience, with a reliable and academically focused archive of programmes.

BoB is currently used by over 120 universities and colleges to enhance teaching and learning. Features include:

  • 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

The How to Use BOB videos are the quickest way to get started.