PVN Movie Channels

The PVN Movie Channels (channels 11 and 22) present 30-40 films every month, 24 hours a day. Monthly line-ups feature something for all tastes: recently-released blockbusters, foreign language films, Hollywood classics, fine arts/performance videos, avant-garde cinema, and informational/historical documentaries. The PVN Movie Channels also air movies supplementing academic curricula; if you are a Penn instructor, office, or group who would like to use the PVN Movie Channels to support your class or event, visit the Academic Support Films page.


Resident Select: PVN Movie Channels On-Demand

New in 2012, PVN is proud to offer the Resident Select service from Residence Life Cinema. Resident Select allows Penn users to stream to their computer (using a web browser and PennNet wired or wireless connection) many of the PVN Movie Channel titles available for the month. (Due to licensing restrictions, not all PVN Movie Channel titles will be available for streaming on Resident Select.)

Resident Select Screen

How Resident Select works

Open your favorite browser and enter this URL: http://pvn01.net.isc.upenn.edu/
After a brief licensing redirect, you’ll be taken to the movie listing page for the current month. Click on the movie title you want, and it will pop up in the top frame. Use the controller bar at the bottom of that frame to play, stop, pause, rewind, or fast forward through the movie. You can also view titles full screen, using the control button in the bottom right of that frame.

Resident Select Streaming available for mobile devices as well as your PC!

In addition to desktop/laptop support, on-campus users can watch their favorite Resident Select movie on their iPhone, iPad, or Android device. Launch the website listed above in your smart device's browser, and you will be directed to download and install the free Swank Media Player app. Once the Swank Media Player app is installed, you can stream to your iOS device or your PC: it's your choice!
(Note: we've found the iOS version audio works best with headphones.)


What's playing now?

Click on the links below to view the PVN Movie Channels (11 and 22) schedule and description documents for that month. Latest schedules are listed at the top of the list.

Channel 11
Channel 22
January 2015 Schedule Descriptions January 2015 Schedule Descriptions
December 2014 Schedule Descriptions December 2014 Schedule Descriptions
November 2014 Schedule Descriptions November 2014 Schedule Descriptions
October 2014 Schedule Descriptions October 2014 Schedule Descriptions
September 2014 Schedule Descriptions September 2014 Schedule Descriptions
August 2014 Schedule Descriptions August 2014 Schedule Descriptions


Reserving titles

Monthly titles for the PVN Movie Channels are reserved approximately six weeks in advance of the air month; e.g., January movies are reserved around November 15. To make a specific reservation request for a class or event, please visit our Academic Support Films page.

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