IT and Library Services

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is the largest shared online off-air television and radio recording service for education and research in the world.

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Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts is Learning on Screen's on demand TV and radio service for education. The academically-focused system allows staff and students at subscribing institutions to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search our extensive archive.

Key Service Information

Features and Benefits

Box of Broadcasts allows staff to record and catch-up on missed programmes on and off campus, schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips, create playlists, embed clips into other university supported technologies, share what they are watching with others, and search a growing archive of material.

  • Create and edit audio and video clips
  • Organise clips and programmes into playlists.
  • Links to programmes, clips and playlists can be shared with other BoB users using popular social media.
  • Add comments to programmes and clips.
  • A growing archive of over 2 million programmes dating back to the 1990s to choose from.


The service is available to all members of university staff and students


    Support hours:

    09.00 - 17.00 weekdays other than University and Bank Holidays

    User service issues:

    Any dissatisfaction with the service should be addressed in the first instance to the IT Service Desk:
    Telephone: 020 8331 7555, visit the IT Service Desk pages or you may also submit a query online

Help & further information

Support: How do I's and other issues.

  • Please contact the IT Service Desk

Help Documentation: Provided by IT and Library & EDU

  • ILS information on Box of Broadcasts is available via LibGuides
  • EDU / ILS training can be arranged via the Staff Development website

Other relevant information can be found in:

IT and Library website