Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National is an innovative service that enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions record television programmes on and off campus . You can record any broadcast programme from 65+ TV and Radio channels. You can automatically request a programme from the permanent archives, which go back as far as mid-2007 and contain programme content from 9 channels:

  • BBC 1 London/BBC 2, London/BBC 4/ITV London/Channel 4
  • More 4/ Channel 5/BBC Radio 4/BBC Radio 4 Extra

Your recorded programmes are stored indefinitely (no expiry date) and added to a growing media repository (currently over 2 million broadcast programmes), which is content shared by other users from subscribing institutions. The programmes you record can only be used and accessed within the UK.

This easy to use recording system enables staff and students to not only record programmes and radio on and off campus, but also; schedule recordings in advance, edit recordings and arrange into clips, create playlists and embed clips into VLE's (Virtual Learning Environment's) and make use of the growing repository of material plus more.

Why not get started by logging into BoB with your University of Glasgow account and see all the benefits first hand.

Technical Stuff

BoB is compatible with the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 10 (or later)
  • Mozilla Firefox 44 (or later)
  • Safari 8 (or later)
  • Google Chrome 46 (or later)

Please note:

  • Material cannot be downloaded
  • Material cannot be uploaded
  • Programmes recorded with BoB can only be used and accessed within the UK
  • A platform which can be viewed across all devices
  • Links to Social Media
  • One - click citation reference, with detailed data
  • There is a 5 programme request/clip creation limit per 24 hour period
  • Email alerts are sent to you when your requested programme is ready to view
  • Clips can be labelled
  • Clips can be previewed before saving

BoB links to social media, blogs etc

Example of a BoB video citation

Help and FAQs

Online Resources

Search Tip - Sort your search results by 'relevance' to retrieve results effectively

Legal Jargon

  • Recording can be done both on and off campus, but can only be accessed and used in the UK
  • Not suitable for use in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC's) or Moodle courses that are being accessed outside the UK
  • No copies can be made
  • Embedded Videos must be acknowledged with source and title of programme and ERA (See text under each video in BoB)
  • Registered staff and students only
  • Content can be shared with authorised users only (staff and students)