Video Bulletin Board (channel 71-1)

PVN's Video Bulletin Board (ch. 71-1) is devoted to promoting and providing information about University programs, resources, student services, and Philadelphia-area events of interest. The information is delivered in a graphically dynamic visual environment, in continuous rotation and around the clock.

The PVN Video Bulletin Board is offered free of charge to all members of the University.

Submission types and turnaround

To submit... What you do Turnaround time
Text only (where PVN will design your backgrounds and graphics) fill out the VBB Submission Form, or contact us at You will receive a proof < 5 business days after receipt
Pre-created graphics (posters, flyers, PDFs) contact us at We will start running your message < 1 business day after receipt
Pre-created full-motion video

Graphics guidelines

Following are best recommended specifications for pre-created graphics:

Size: 1024x768 / 720x540 pixels
Resolution: 72 or greater
Color mode: RGB (best for TV reception) or Black-and-white
Orientation: Horizontal (vertically-oriented graphics will have to be re-formatted for proper viewing)

If you submit a background image larger than specified above, the image will be shrunk to fit those dimensions. Please be aware that resizing a low-resolution image can result in a loss of quality.


VBB Text Size Example

About graphic text

Your message text should be legible on a TV screen. The suggested minimum text size for VBB messages is 24pt. Text smaller than 24pt will be difficult to read on a TV screen, especially at a distance.

Larger text sizes should be used for important information, such as your event title, location, date and time.


Acceptable file formats

The following image formats can be submitted in black and white or full-color. Black and white images will be left black and white unless you specify colorization (please allow extra time for colorization).

.PNG - most preferred

We also accept full-motion video in the following formats (via Penn+Box):


Submit your message

Use the online form to submit your text message, or contact us at

Contact us

Penn Video Network

where we are

3650 Chestnut Street
Suite 111
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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