PVN Movie Channels: Academic Support Films

Each semester, PVN works with professors, classes, and student groups to present a more complete educational experience that extends past the classroom. If you are a University professor, or Penn student group or department, use films and programs on the PVN Movie Channel to supplement your curriculum, syllabus, or special event. This service is free for all University departments, instructors, and SAC-recognized student groups.

See this semester's Academic Support Movies.


Scheduling timeline

We schedule movies on PVN Movie Channel 72-1 for the full 24-hour day, and each title is reserved for one calendar month. Do you want to restrict the air dates? No problem! Just let us know when during the month(s) you want a title to air, and we'll program the schedule to meet those needs.

While we try to reserve our title list four to six weeks prior to the air month (see schedule below), we can often accommodate requests right up until the first day of the month. Don't delay! Reserve your films today!

If you want your movie to air You should reserve by
September 1-30 July 31
October 1-31 August 31
November 1-30 September 15
December 1-31 October 15
January 1-31 November 30
February 1-28 (29) December 20
March 1-31 January 20
April 1-30 February 18
May 1-31 March 20
June 1-30 April 25
July 1-31 May 25
August 1-30 June 20


Reserving titles

We schedule each month's films according to the curriculum information you provide in the online form.

For scheduling purposes, we request the following information:

1. Your name (or instructor's name). (required)
2. Course Name and Department. (required)
3. List of suggested titles. (required)
4. Month you want each title to run. (required)
5. Air-by date for your film. We will schedule your film to air before your specified air-by date.
6. Additional notes for PVN.

All films are put into the standard rotation of 16 movies per week on PVN Movie Channel 72-1. Please be aware that, due to licensing restrictions, not all titles are available for on-demand streaming on Resident Select.

For questions, please contact us at video@isc.upenn.edu.


Legal notice

Films shown on the PVN Movie Channels must meet federal guidelines for closed-circuit television and cable systems; we may not be able to obtain the rebroadcast rights for all your requests.

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