PVN Movie Channel, and Movies On Demand

About the PVN Movie Channel

PVN's Movie Channel service has traditionally been delivered on channel 72-1 on your digital PVN lineup. On the linear Movie Channel, we've presented about 40 films per month, with movies running 24/7. Starting in August 2018, we are piloting a streaming-only version of the PVN Movie Channel, via on-demand streaming services Resident Select and Criterion-on-Demand. Click on the links below to access the movies for the month. If you prefer to watch the PVN Movie Channel on traditional Channel 72-1 on your TV, please let us know! We value your feedback.

Our movie lineups feature recently-released blockbusters, foreign language films, Hollywood classics, fine arts/performance videos, avant-garde cinema, and informational/historical documentaries. We also support classes which use movies in their curricula. If you are a Penn instructor, office, or group who would like to learn more about how PVN Movie Channel can support your class or event, visit the Academic Support Films page.

 

What's playing now?

Click on the link above to see what's accessible and playing now on PVN Movie Service.

 

How to Watch: Resident Select

- Start using Resident Select - or, click this link: http://bit.ly/PVN-ResidentSelect

Resident Select allows Penn users to stream to their computer or mobile device many of the PVN Movie Channel titles available for the month.

Resident Select Screen

How Resident Select works

Open your favorite browser and enter this URL:
http://bit.ly/PVN-ResidentSelect
After a brief licensing redirect, you’ll be taken to the movie list. You may need to install the Widevine plugin before you can watch your movie. (If you're having trouble installing the Widevine plugin, please go here.) Click on the 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.

Note: You can only use Resident Select while you're on Penn's campus, using a Penn IP address. If you're having trouble connecting while on campus, try disconnecting and reconnecting your laptop or mobile device to PennNet, AirPennNet, or Penn's eduroam network.

Resident Select is also available for mobile devices!

 

How to Watch: Criterion On-Demand

- Start using Critierion-On-Demand - or, click this link: http://bit.ly/PVN-CriterionOnDemand

Stream movies on-demand to your computer using Criterion On-Demand. Titles are updated each month, so make sure to catch this month's movies before they're gone!

Resident Select Screen

How Criterion On-Demand works

Open your favorite browser and enter this URL:
http://bit.ly/PVN-CriterionOnDemand
After a brief licensing redirect, you’ll see the current month's movie list. Click on the title you want, and it will open in your browser window. For most titles, you can choose between an option with English subtitles, or just "Play Video". Your choice will open the play window for your movie. Press the play icon in the middle of the movie window to start playback. Use the control options at the bottom of the window 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.

Note: You can only use Criterion On-Demand while you're on Penn's campus, using a Penn IP address. If you're having trouble connecting while on campus, try disconnecting and reconnecting your laptop or mobile device to PennNet, AirPennNet, or Penn's eduroam network.

 

Reserving titles

We reserve monthly titles for PVN Movie Channel approximately four to five weeks in advance of the air month; e.g., January movies are reserved around late November. To make a specific reservation request for a class or event, please visit our Academic Support Films page.

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