The Church of Scientology is about to start spreading its controversial message in a whole new way for the organization - through its own television channel.
The Church of Scientology hasn't commented on the news, but a DirecTV spokesperson confirmed the launch on Monday, and a promotional video suggests the network will occupy the satellite service's channel 320, which is now infomercials.
The latest evidence of this: a 24-hour Scientology network. A Sunday post about the looming launch made mention of a Miami billboard plugging the network.
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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.
While a significant investment for the group, this is not the first time Scientology has used TV as a recruitment tool.
THR reports Scientology TV will be aimed at recruiting new members, similar to its 30-second commercials run during the Super Bowl.
Scientology has been a TV fascination for years, with programs like HBO's Going Clear and Leah Remini's Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E-neither of which exactly painted the religion in a flattering light-generating buzz and ratings for their respective networks.