Scientology Ready to Launch Its Own TV Network

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The Scientology Network is set to debut tomorrow evening on DirecTV, as well as on connected-TV platforms such as Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire and Google Chromecast, according to promotional material from the church.

The Church of Scientology is getting its own TV network.

A newly launched Twitter page offers the first glimpse of updates scheduled to come, including a website that is not yet up and running.

The Church of Scientology hasn't commented, but a DirecTV spokesperson confirmed the Monday launch to THR.

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Early a year ago, Scientology reporter Tony Ortega brought up rumors of a Church network. A tweet on Sunday from the Scientology TV account says, "It's time for us to tell our story".

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. The church has bought 30-second ads during the Super Bowl.

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".

Scientology has obviously been a very, very controversial church for some time, and it's struggling to separate itself from several different high-profile projects that have worked to discredit it as a religion.