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Film Studies

About Box of Broadcasts

How to access BoB

Please enter University of Birmingham into 'Where Are You From?' section to login. Then enter your ADF username and password. This will then log you in.

BoB is an off-air recording and media archive service. This TV scheduling service allows you to record TV and radio programmes that are scheduled to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels.

After a programme is recorded users can stream a Flash video in a web page - in a similar way to BBC's iPlayer. BoB stores recorded TV and Radio programmes in an archive indefinitely for all users to enjoy. The archive currently offers over 45,000 TV and radio programmes covering all genres, and that number is set to rise as more further and higher education institutions join BoB.

To be able to save playlists and clips on your MyBob account it is recommended that you add your email address as a backup of any changes to the institutional authentication process.

For further information please see our Guide to Box of Broadcasts

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