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BoB (TV and Radio on demand): Welcome to BoB

Guide to television and radio recordings using BoB (Learning on Screen). Includes licence and other considerations. Intended audience: Library Staff, Academics and Students.

Logging in to BoB

You can access BoB by clicking on the WAYFless image above or at typing De Montfort University into the search box and select from the drop-down list. Enter your single sign on account details when prompted, then click Login. When registering your account please use your institutional email address. If you have any problems logging in, please contact us

What is BoB?

What is Learning on Screen (BoB)?

BoB is your on demand TV and radio service which enables all staff and students to watch and record programmes broadcast on 65 TV and radio channels

The user-friendly system allows staff and students to record and catch-up on missed programmes on and off-campus, schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips, create playlists, share what they are watching with others, search a growing archive of material, and more.

Features include:

  • Access 2 million broadcasts dating back to the 1990s
  • 30 day recording buffer – giving you more channels, available for longer
  • permanent archive of content from nine channels: BBC1 London / BBC2 / BBC4 / ITV London / Channel 4 / More4 / Channel 5 / BBC Radio 4 / BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • the ability to easily create playlists, clips and clip compilations
  • daily recording limit of ten, with an unlimited number of clips a day    
  • a platform working across desktop, iOS and Android devices
  • 10 foreign language channels
  • access to BBC Shakespeare Archive content dating back to the 1950s
  • powerful searching capabilities    
  • label your own clips
  • personalised email alerts when programmes are ready to view
  • detailed citation data