Directorate of Estates and Facilities

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an on demand TV and radio services for staff and students, allowing access to two million broadcasts from over 65 free to air channels. Channels available on BoB include the majority of those on the UK's Freeview network and a number of satellite and foreign language stations.

BoB is an academically-focused system that allows for a modern and engaging learning experience. BoB allows you to:

  • Access thwo million broadcasts dating back to the 1990s
  • Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations
  • Search programme transcripts and subtitles
  • Embed content in VLEs and share social media
  • One-Click citation for easy academic referencing
  • Avaible on all devices

Bob is avaible to all students and staff of the university. To access BoB visit, chose The University of Manchester as your institution and use your university credentials to login.

For help in getting the best from BoB visit the videos tutorial page or contact us.