Learning on Screen reveals plans for new and better BoB service


Learning on Screen have revealed plans for a new and better upgrade of their educational on demand service, BoB (Box of Broadcasts).

The learning resource, which allows students to watch and record TV and Radio programmes, is fairly popular among the student population at The University of Southampton. Not only is it a useful aid in various subjects of study, but it’s also proves to be a handy service for students to catch up on all the latest television shows.

From 1st August, the new BoB will go live with a fresh look, enhanced video quality and more powerful searching capabilities. Then, from September, the service will also benefit from a host of other improvements including better accessibility on desktop, iOS and Android, better programme coverage and a permanent archive of content from   nine channels including BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, ITV 1, Channel 4, More4 and Channel 5.

From September, you will also be able to get better thumbnail previews on search results, the ability to preview and label clips before saving them to your account, personalised email alerts when programmes are ready to view and more detailed citation data.

The service will be somewhat patchy over the summer due to the upgrade, but come term-time, BoB will be fully operational.

You can watch a video about the new service here.


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