Answered By: Andrew Willan
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2018     Views: 492

You can access and record off-air UK TV and radio programmes for educational use via two web-based / online resources:​

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

BoB enables all staff and students to choose and record any broadcast programme from over 60 TV and radio channels. The recorded programmes are then kept indefinitely (no expiry) and added to a growing media archive with all content shared by users across all subscribing institutions.

You can record and catch-up on missed programmes (BoB has a 30 day buffer), schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips, create playlists, embed clips into VLEs, share what you are watching with others and search a growing archive of material. BoB includes all BBC TV and radio content dating from 2007 (800,000+ programmes).

Access BoB then click on ‘log in’, select University of Liverpool and use your username and password to log in. The first time you use BoB, you will be prompted to enter an email address (which allows you to use the MyBoB Playlist facility) and accept the terms & conditions.

Video tutorials are available to get you started.

BoB is only available to users on the UK mainland, and requires the following (or later) browsers; IE 10, Mozilla Firefox 26, Safari 5, Google Chrome 31.  

Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT)

Trilt is principally a TV listings service but you can also access programmes which are available via the BUFVC's Off Air Recording Back-Up Service.

This service currently records London broadcasts of BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, ITV1, Channel 4, Channel 5, More 4 (since June 2010), BBC Radio 4 (since September 2008) and BBC Radio 4 Extra (since September 2009). BBC Three recordings are available from February 2003 until February 2016, when it ceased on-air broadcasting. 

To use Trilt, contact your Liaison Librarian to arrange a request and for an ERA license form to be completed.

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