Box of Broadcasts
Record upcoming TV and radio programmes and search an expanding archive.
Published on 15/02/2011, updated on 07/03/2013
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What is Box of Broadcasts?
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an on-line service providing staff and students access to nearly 100,000 recordings of TV and Radio.
- Record programmes from over 50 TV and radio channels from Freeview
- Book recordings seven days in advance
- Choose from tens of thousands of programmes in the archive
- Create playlists and clips
- Share programmes, clips and playlists with your colleagues and students
How do I use it
- Go to bobnational.net
- In the Where are you From? box, type Aston and select Aston University from the dropdown, then click Submit
- You'll be presented with an Aston login screen. Enter your Aston username and password.
Important Viewing programmes on Box of Broadcasts is only possible within the UK
Programmes not available on BoB
Older recordings not available on BoB can be requested by members of staff. Browse archived TV listings on the TRILT database. Once you have found the programme you require please fill out the request form. We will request a copy of the programme from the BUFVC and make it available to you to add to your module on Blackboard. Note that unlike BoB, these programmes will only be available on campus.