The Church of Scientology’s newly launched television network is garnering multiple negative reviews from various media outlets over the nature of its content.
On Monday, the controversial spiritual group launched their official television network via DirecTV and streaming sites including Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV.
“The only thing more interesting than what you’ve heard is what you haven’t,” the organization’s promotional ad says.
Programming on the network will include interviews with current members, an introduction by Scientology head David Miscavige, and a special about the sect’s history.
A column in The Hollywood Reporter Tuesday used the words “tedious,” “propaganda,” and “infomercial” to describe the network’s initial three hours of original programming.
“I watched the entire lineup — so you didn’t have to. I don’t want to say that the shows were unrelievedly boring, but I sure was glad I didn’t have to operate heavy machinery afterwards,” read the column.
Another review posted to Decider.com Tuesday described the channel as “The Most Bonkers Thing That’s Ever Happened to TV.”
“[T]he TV channel is here, and on the surface, its programming is what you might expect: no, not a 24-hour stream of Battlefield Earth, but a series of long-winded, overly-positive infomercials,” the piece said.
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Source: Christian Post