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Vision online TV

Vision is Lancaster University's online TV service. The service is free for Lancaster University students and staff to use, including off campus. It has been developed by researchers at Lancaster University in collaboration with BBC Research & Development.

Features include:

  • 40 live TV channels (including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, E4, Film4)
    Note: You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer. There's a link to information about licensing during registration for the service; also, for information about watching live TV in accommodation on campus, please see the Residents' Handbook.
  • 30 radio stations
  • A catalogue of around 20,000 programmes and films 
  • Pause-resume - to continue playback at a later date
  • My library - to save favourite programmes 

Go to Vision

Available to

  • Students
  • Staff


  • 24/7