It seems like just about every media or broadcast company in existence is launching a streaming service, from Disney and Amazon to HBO. At one time, everything was available through one or two services like Netflix but now, you’ll need to subscribe to a variety of services just to access all the content you want. Crazy, right?
Even more crazy is the fact that you’ll now have to get a separate subscription to watch all that great Scientology TV content you’ve been craving!
Scientology TV, Streaming Now
Like it or not, a Scientology TV network will launch soon, alongside an on-demand streaming service.
According to Hollywood Reporter, Scientology—yes, that one cult—will be launching a Scientology TV network on March 12th, complete with a virtual streaming app. It will officially launch at 8 p.m. Eastern (5 p.m. Pacific). You can also checkout a live countdown for the broadcast here.
You can get your Scientology fix through AT&T’s DirecTV channel 320, Apple TV, Roku, and a mobile app (iOS).
If you keep up with the whacky Scientology scene, you’ll know the group launched a media studio back in 2016 and has been teasing a more public TV offering since then.
As of right now, we have no clue what kind of content or media will be shown on the network or through the streaming service. If past experience is any indication, it will be some kind of Xenu-inspired brainwashing series, encouraging everyone to scramble to the nearest Dianetics stall for innovative personal insights.
Scientology Has an Image Problem
Founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1952, Scientology is based upon a philosophy called Dianetics or “the modern science of mental health.”
No doubt this is a move to combat and respond to previous allegations from many with close ties to the group. You may remember a certain documentary called Going Clear, which you can currently find on Netflix.
The documentary unveiled a shady side of the massive organization, lobbing claims of systemic abuse and harassment, as well as some seriously questionable tactics used by church members.
Leah Remini has been speaking out about the group for some time now, as well, which you’ve likely heard of.
Will the new Scientology broadcasts fight to change public perception of the cult-like group? Guess we’ll find out soon enough.