Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

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BoB will be completely unavailable between 11 and 13 June 2018 while it relocates to a new data centre. Follow @OnDemandBoB on Twitter for the latest news.

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an on demand TV and radio service for education. Staff and students at the University of Sheffield (and other subscribing institutions) can record programmes from many free-to-air channels (see the full channel list), and search an extensive archive, as well as creating clips, and compiling playlists. BoB is produced by Learning on Screen: the British Universities and Colleges Film and Video Council.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the BoB website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.

In order to use BoB you need to have a modern browser installed. Learning on Screen currently recommend IE11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Mozilla Firefox 44 or later, Safari 8 or later, Google Chrome 48 or later. Earlier versions of these browsers may work but are not supported.

If you were registered with BoB before August 2016 and have not used it since, you'll be prompted to complete a short form to set up your account the first time you log in to the new BoB website. Please use the same email address that you used on the old BoB website, if you want to import your clips and playlists.  Information on importing your clips and playlists is here.

Please note that you may only access or use BoB in the United Kingdom. If you are in another country the licence does not apply and you may not access BoB content, even if you are an authorised user in the UK.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call us on extension 27200 or email