Church of Scientology readies to launch a TV Network

Carla Harmon
March 12, 2018

(The Church of Scientology's Twitter page has been aggressively promoting the network in the lead-up to its premiere.) As Deadline notes, ears have been pricked about this big debut for months as speculation about the network has spread.

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

Rumblings about a Scientology network seemed to gain heat in early 2017, with several rumors about the impending launch running on the website of longtime Scientology chronicler Tony Ortega.

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.

Apparently, the organization ratcheted up its media presence in recent years, making an announcement of its own production studio Scientology Media Productions in 2016.

However, it has not been made clear as to what kind of programming the network will feature.

Scientology Media Productions was initially said to be launching on Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable), but the company denied to THR any plans of involvement.

THR reports Scientology TV will be aimed at recruiting new members, similar to its 30-second commercials run during the Super Bowl. Like the latest add, branding for the network comes with the same "Curious?" tagline.

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