Sourcing TV and Radio materials for teaching

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The University has use of the BoB (Box of Broadcasts) to source material from the TV and Radio.


BoB enables all staff and students in subscribing institutions to choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive (currently at over 1 million programmes).

There are extensive tutorials on their website of how to use the system:

The channel source list is extensive:

  • Digital Freeview
  • News/ Current Affairs
  • Regional
  • Foreign Language
  • Radio


It also includes many of the UK regional variations from the Digital freeview services.

The BoB system will cite programmes correctly for you (referencing), and you can create specific clips of programmes to embed in presentations.
You can also embed a link directly into moodle if you want to do so.

The University's BoB contact is the Service Manager (AV) - Rob Hyde. Please contact Rob if you would like to know any more about it.


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