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Penn Video Network
The Penn Video Network (PVN) is everything campus television at the University of Pennsylvania.
Available in over 60 locations, with over 65 channels, PVN is the plug-and-play campus television service for all College House and Sansom Place residents, and many GreekNet houses. For these on-campus residents, there is no additional charge for PVN CATV service; it's included in your room and board. Administrative users, go here to view our current rates.
PVN is the University's closed-circuit, NTSC, hybrid fiber-coax campus television network. Starting in August 2015, users will need a QAM tuner to view the majority of the PVN channel lineup. What's QAM? Note that QAM is different from ATSC.
The entire PVN lineup can be received with a standard F-type RG6 coaxial cable, available for free from your College House computer lab or one of the Sansom Place lobbies.
More than "just TV"
PVN is much more than just what comes out of your cable TV jack. In addition to the basic cable lineup, we program two 24-hour Movie Channels (channels 11 & 22), which run the latest blockbusters, as well as classic and independent films, and many curriculum support films: 25-40% of the titles we air are related to academic classes and Penn events. We also offer an on-demand movie streaming service, called Resident Select.
In addition to the PVN Movie Channels, we also operate the Video Bulletin Board (channel 2), which is available at no charge to faculty, staff, and student groups, for promoting classes, events, and other announcements. Then there's the Penn Special Events channel (channel 26), dedicated to university-specific programming throughout the year.
We invite all students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of what we offer, by requesting movies, submitting announcements, or arranging for a special video event. We're here to serve you!