28 February 2017
BoB is an on demand TV and radio service for education. The service allows staff and students at subscribing institutions to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels and search an archive of over 2 million broadcasts


BoB includes content from:

  • BBC TV and radio
  • ITV
  • Channel 4
  • Film4
  • 10 foreign language channels (Italian, French and German)
  • BBC Shakespeare archive dating back to the 1950s



  • Access 2 million broadcasts dating back to the 1990s
  • Record from over 65 free-to-air channels
  • Search programme transcripts and subtitles
  • One-click citation for easy academic referencing
  • Available on all devices


BoB for teaching

Academic staff can use BoB to create innovative and engaging learning materials to support teaching and research:

  • Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations
  • Embed content in Moodle and share on social media


There's a new BoB in town from Learning on Screen on Vimeo.

Accessing BoB

Find BoB online at https://learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand. To sign in simply click the ‘Sign In’ button on the home screen, then select Lancaster University from the ‘Where Are You From?’ screen. You’ll then be able to access BoB using your Lancaster logon details. The first time you connect to the new BoB website, you'll be asked to complete a short form to set up your account.

Please note that you may only access or use BoB in the United Kingdom. If you are in another country the licence does not apply and you may not access BoB content, even if you are an authorised user in the UK.


Further information

For further information and guidance on using BoB and its features have a look at the video tutorials:


and the Frequently Asked Questions page :



Send us your Feedback!

Our trial to Box of Broadcasts starts on Friday 3rd March and runs for four weeks. Let us know what you think of BoB by emailing academicliaison@lancaster.ac.uk. You can also send us feedback by Facebook and Twitter