The Church of Scientogy Is Starting a TV Network

The Church of Scientogy Is Starting a TV Network

"Hope for truly good news, a better world and most important of all, a better YOU".

"Scientology TV" will officially debut Monday at 8 p.m. ET, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The announcement came with the tagline "a new voice, a new network".

On Sunday, an app, a website and a dedicated Twitter account began a countdown that suggests the Scientology network will be available from 12 March on services including Apple TV, Amazon Fire, DirecTV and Roku. The media networks have yet to comment on the statement.

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The controversial church is derided as an unscrupulous commercial operation - rumours abound that Hubbard set up Scientology as a religion so it would be tax-free, while members must pay part of their income to the church and reportedly get a finder's fee for recruiting newbies.

Remini was a member of the Church before breaking away in 2013.

The Scientology Network is due to start broadcasting on Roku, AppleTV, FireTV and the Apple and Android app stores at 8pm Eastern time (or midnight for United Kingdom viewers). The series won an Emmy for Outstanding Informational Series or Special in 2017.

The move also comes after Alex Gibney's 2015 HBO doc Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief and A&E's doc series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. "And when the target of these tactics is someone who is a prominent critic of Scientology, it is very suspect". Immediately following the special, the half-hour program Meet a Scientologist profiled Deering Banjo Company founders, Greg and Janet Deering. "No, we simply want to show you, because after all the first principle of Scientology is that it's only true if it is true to you".