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.

BoB 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

  • 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

 For further information please see the Box of Broadcasts LibGuides website