Church of Scientology Is Set to Release Their Own TV Network

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The Church of Scientology is about to start spreading its controversial message in a whole new way for the organization - through its own television channel. Per the religion's announcement on Sunday, their content will be available on DirectTV, AppleTV, Roku and Chromecast, as well as their app, on Monday.

The website scientology.tv says the Scientology Network will debut on at 8 p.m. eastern on Monday although it was not made clear what kind of programming the network will feature.

DirecTV representative Steven Schwadron confirmed the DirecTV launch with USA Today.

According to a promo video, the new network will occupy the satellite service's channel 320, which now airs infomercials.


WELCOME to the SCIENTOLOGY NETWORK countdown to launch!

That wasn't a huge surprise to those who follow the church as it had already announced the launch of its own studio with Scientology Media Productions in 2016. The church annually drops millions on a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl, something it ran for the sixth consecutive year in February. (The Church of Scientology has denied Remini's claims).

This is not the first time the church has used TV as a tool to reach a wider audience.

Scientology TV comes at a time where the controversial church has seen a spate of high-profile projects attempting to discredit it with accusations of abuses from former members and their family members.

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