The planned upgrade is the most substantial one since BoB's launch in 2009, and is the result of user feedback. It will deliver a range of new features and much more content.
Please note: BoB will be unavailable between 13-23 December 2013 to prepare for the re-launch on 6 January 2014, so do plan your work accordingly.
New features and content
- access to more than 900,000 new BBC TV and radio programmes, dating from 2007, direct from the BBC archive
- an additional 13 foreign language channels
- an extended 30 day recording buffer – giving you more channels, available for longer
- a new website look, including colour, theme, functionality and improved navigation.
- the ability to search across future and recorded programmes simultaneously
- interactive transcripts and dynamic subtitle searches
- Apple iOS compatibility
- the ability to easily create clips and clip compilations, and share programmes and playlists via social media
- the option to make YouTube-style comments on programmes
- a one-click citation reference, allowing you to easily cite programmes within your work, based on the BUFVC AV Citation Guidelines
- case studies showing how BoB and audio-visual archive material can be used in innovative and effective ways within education