Scientology is launching its own TV network

Scientology is launching its own TV network

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.

The controversial group headed by David Miscavige is poised to launch its very won 24-hour channel on DirecTV, Apple TV, and Roku on Monday - and things are moving quickly to get it up and running.

On Apple's app store, Scientology TV is available to download from the Church of Scientology International. An app and a website also appeared Sunday, with a countdown clock appearing on its homepage.

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

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A promotional video hints that the network will take over DirectTV's channel 320, which broadcasts infomercials.

The odds of a Scientology outlet seemed to be pretty inevitable as early as 2016, when the group announced the start of its own studio, Scientology Media Productions. For example, it recently spent millions to run a Super Bowl commercial. Over many decades, a range of high-profile actors, musicians and others in Hollywood have at times openly plugged their adherence to Scientology, which is used in turn as a recruitment tool.

It's not immediately clear what the network will entail, or who from the church's deep bench of famous members may be enlisted for the programming, but the app references live streaming and "full episodes of your favorite shows".

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