Church Of Scientology Launching Its Own TV Network

Lula Sharp
March 12, 2018

The thought of a Scientology TV network has been in the works for some time now; the network was rumored about a year ago at first, and really seemed inevitable after the church launched its own studio with Scientology Media Productions.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the group, helmed by divisive leader David Miscavige, is ready to launch a channel on DirecTV and platforms Apple TV and Roku on Monday, March 12. Running the app reveals a placeholder announcement that content will officially launch at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. P.T. There's also a newly launched Twitter account, with first updates coming early Sunday morning, pointing to a website that doesn't yet appear to be up and running.

One element that has always been a crucial promotional element for Scientology that is absent thus far from the materials touting the new network is any connection with Hollywood.

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A promotional video hints that the network will take over DirectTV's channel 320, which broadcasts infomercials. The church has bought 30-second ads during the Super Bowl.

According to the app description in the Google Play store, the network will feature original series such as Meet a Scientologist, Voices for Humanity and L. Ron Hubbard: In His Own Voice.

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