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Box of Broadcasts: Welcome

BoB accessible for all students in the EU

Students who have returned to their EU countries will be able to access TV & radio programmes on BoB.

About Box of Broadcasts

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 About Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is a service from Learning on Screen, that enables users to record and view TV and radio online, from over 75 free-to-air channels in the UK, and search an archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts. You can select programmes up to 30 days after broadcast and request programmes to be recorded one week in advance. The recorded programmes are kept indefinitely and added to a growing media archive with all content shared by users across every subscribing institution.

Features of BoB include:

  • A platform working across desktop, iOS and Android devices
  • 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

How do I access BoB

  • How do I access BoB?
  • Available from myUniHub>MyStudy>My Library>Databases>A- Z listing>B
  • Select 'Box of Broadcasts'
  • Type 'Middlesex University' into the 'choose your organisation'  box.
  • The first time you access BoB you will be asked to 'update your account'.  Enter your university email address, agree the terms and conditions. You will only have to do this once.
  • You can also access BoB via the link below on this guide.
  • Pease note that it’s not possible to access content in BoB when you’re outside the United Kingdom.

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