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BoB National is getting an upgrade

This year will see an exciting new upgrade for BoB National – the BUFVC’s unique shared online off-air TV and radio recording service – including new features and an improved user experience. The new developments are a result of feedback received from current users and will be launched in JANUARY 2014.

The new features will include:

  • access to more than 800,000 new BBC TV and radio programmes, dating from 2007, from the BBC archive
  • an additional 13 foreign language channels
  • an extended 30 day recording buffer – giving you more channels, available for longer
  • a new website look, including colour, theme, functionality and improved navigation.
  • the ability to search across future and recorded programmes simultaneously
  • interactive transcripts and dynamic subtitle searches
  • Apple iOS compatibility
  • the ability to easily create clips and clip compilations, and share programmes and playlists via social media
  • the option to make YouTube-style comments on progammes
  • a one-click citation reference, allowing you to easily cite programmes within your work, based on the BUFVC AV Citation Guidelines.

The upgrade forms part of a Jisc-funded project delivered in partnership with the BBC and Jisc. Find out more about the project here.

Keep up-to-date with the latest developments by following BoB National on Twitter @bufvc_bob

For information about joining BoB National and to request a trial, please contact Markeda T: +44 (0)20 7393 1514  email

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