Church of Scientology to launch TV network: report


The Church of Scientology is set to launch its own television channel on Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The channel will reportedly be broadcast on DirectTV, as well as Apple TV and Roku, the news outlet reported on Sunday.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Scientology TV” is already available for download on Apple’s app store. A Twitter account purportedly for the new network has also been created, with a link to a website with a countdown to its launch, though the account had not been verified as of Sunday evening.

The Hill has reached out to the Church of Scientology for comment. 

The organization appears to have increased its media presence in recent years, announcing its own production studio, Scientology Media Productions, in 2016. 

Many famous Hollywood figures, including Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Elizabeth Moss, are followers of the Church of Scientology.

Scientology was founded in the 1950s by writer Ron L. Hubbard. 

The organization has suffered a series of public relations mishaps over the years, including being accused of spying on and harassing its members. It has also faced scrutiny over its rejection of mainstream mental health treatments. 

Cruise defended Scientology last year, saying it promotes self-improvement. 

“What I believe in my own life is that it’s a search for how I can do things better, whether it’s being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve,” the actor told Playboy. “Individuals have to decide what is true and real for them.”


USA News


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