PVN Movie Channels

The PVN Movie Channel (72-1 on your digital PVN lineup) 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 Channel also airs movies supplementing academic curricula; if you are a Penn instructor, office, or group who would like to use the PVN Movie Channel to support your class or event, visit the Academic Support Films page.


Resident Select: PVN Movie Channel Movies On-Demand

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 list. 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.

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 Channel schedule and description documents for that month. Latest information is listed at the top of the list.

February 2016 Schedule February 2016 Descriptions
January 2016 Schedule January 2016 Descriptions
December 2015 Schedule December 2015 Descriptions
November 2015 Schedule November 2015 Descriptions
October 2015 Schedule October 2015 Descriptions
September 2015 Schedule September 2015 Descriptions
August 2015 Schedule August 2015 Descriptions


Reserving titles

Monthly titles for the PVN Movie Channel 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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