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Church of Scientology to Launch a TV Network

The new Scientology Church and center stands illuminated two days before its official opening January 11, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. Scientology is controversial in Germany, as critics charge it is not a church at all but a commercial enterprise. The German state refuses to recognize the group as a church. …
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Church of Scientology is about to get its own television channel starting Monday.

A Twitter handle, website and app for Scientology TV appeared Sunday posting updates to hype the network’s availability on DIRECTV, AppleTV, Roku, fireTV, Chromecast, iTunes and Google Play.

A tweet Sunday from the ScientologyTV account says, “It’s time for us to tell our story.”

Scientology has been the subject of a handful of high-profile projects investigating its alleged abuses of former members including Leah Remini’s A&E docuseries “Scientology and the Aftermath” and Alex Gibney’s Emmy-winning documentary, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.”

The website scientology.tv says the Scientology Network will debut on at 8 p.m. eastern on Monday although it was not made clear what kind of programming the network will feature.

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