Tag: television

The polar bears made me do it…

Students at another university have for decades complained about the painting of polar bears savaging the sinister blood red sails of a wrecked ship that stares down at them from the exam room wall.  They claim it has caused all students who

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Record 15 things a day with Box of Broadcasts this month (December 2016)

Up until the New Year, Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is offering you up to 15 recordings per day.   Now you can record all the best Christmas TV for posterity!  Visit BoB here.

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Stepping through the television screen

What do archive footage of a fireworks display, a dinosaur, a human heart and an old BBC logo have in common? They have all been used as test subjects for floating ‘holographic’ images in an experiment by the BBC and visual effects

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Box of Broadcasts (BoB) update

Update 20.09.16 – Box of Broadcasts (BoB) have now advised that: You should by now have access to all your old clips. The redirects from all old saved links except embed codes will be working again shortly.  Links will redirect once

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Logging in to Box of Broadcasts: asked to re-register every time (resolved)

Update 21/09/2016: This problem has been resolved. Learning Online have contacted me to say our students and staff are still getting in touch directly with them as they are repeatedly being asked to register as a new user every time

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Box of Broadcasts (BoB) available again tomorrow (Wed 31 August)

We have received an update from the supplier of Box of Broadcasts thanking you for your continued patience during the upgrade over the past month.  BoB have been importing archive content into the new system and converting it to HTML5 format, so

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Box of Broadcasts saved clips and playlists unavailable throughout August 2016 (resolved)

Update 15.09.16 – Box of Broadcasts has today announced that clip migration has been completed and that all links, including WAYFless links, will be properly redirected by the end of September 2016.  An update and advice of how to import

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BoB gets a boost

On Monday, 1 August, Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is getting an upgrade. The enhancements will include: A platform working across desktop, iOS and Android devices Media records based on our TRILT metadata, supporting more powerful searching capabilities Better programme coverage

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Box of Broadcasts unavailable (resolved)

Update 06/10/2015 – We are delighted to report that BoB is available again.  Thank you for your patience. We regret Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is unavailable for one week, beginning yesterday (Tuesday, 29 September) while it undergoes maintenance.  The timing is extremely

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Creative Arts Book of the Week 28/09/15

Channel 4 and British film culture It’s always satisfying to review a title produced by ‘one of our own’  so here’s a a collection of academic journal articles printed in book form and co-edited by Justin Smith.  Those of you

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