British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access


BoB is our on demand TV and radio service for education. Our academically-focused system allows staff and students at subscribing institutions to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search our archive of over 2 million broadcasts.  

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Create a modern and engaging learning experience that meets the expectations of students, with a reliable and academically focused archive of programmes.

BoB is currently used by over 120 universities and colleges to enhance teaching and learning.

From 1 August 2016, we’ll be upgrading BoB, introducing a fresh look, enhanced video quality and more powerful searching capabilities. Find out a little more about what we have in store…

With BoB you can…

Access 2 million broadcasts dating back to the 1990s

Record from over 65 free-to-air channels

Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations

Search programme transcripts and subtitles

Embed content in VLEs and share on social media

One-click citation for easy academic referencing

Available on all devices

Fully accessible by all staff and students

 Access content from…

BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, ITV, Channel 4, Film4 and more

10 foreign language channels: Italian, French and German

BBC Shakespeare Archive content dating back to the 1950s

Find us online at or get in touch by calling 020 7393 1500 or emailing

BoB enables education institutions to use their ERA Licence. BoB is only available in the UK.