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Scientology officials from around the globe called to Florida for news of ‘Scientology TV’

[Almost two years after opening his new studios, is Miscavige about to launch Scientology TV?]

Is it really finally happening?

Last March, we told you that evidence had turned up of “SCNTV,” a cable channel all about Scientology that was being prepared on Spectrum, the country’s second-largest cable system (and formerly known as Time Warner Cable).

Pages at the Spectrum website showed that “SCNTV” was being prepared, as well as a number of Scientology-produced videos. And this was consistent with what Scientology leader David Miscavige was telling his followers at major events, that a Scientology TV channel would debut by the summer of 2017, and that it would be on a major cable system that matched the description of Spectrum.

The promised cable station was supposed to be the culmination of “Scientology Media Productions,” the studio complex the church purchased from television station KCET in Los Angeles in 2011 and opened with much fanfare in May 2016.

But summer 2017 came and went, Spectrum dropped most of the SCNTV placeholder pages (but not all of them), and the plans for a TV station seemed to be put off indefinitely.

Now, however, there are signs again that the launch of the new station is imminent — at least, that’s what Scientologists are being told, and at considerable expense. Take a look at what a Seattle Scientology Facebook page posted this week…

 

 
Just imagine the expense to fly out representatives from every org on the planet in order to tell them, “the TV channel is really, truly coming.” They couldn’t do that in an email?

Anyway, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the new station. Is it still going to show up on Spectrum, or some other system? If you spot something, let us know.

 
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Bonus items from our tipsters

Theta will pervade all spaces!

 

 
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Head over to our HowdyCon 2018 website to start making your travel plans!

NOTE: New hotel information has been added to the website. Book your trip now!

 

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,018 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,621 days
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 164 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,227 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,001 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,775 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,121 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,615 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,655 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,367 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 893 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,982 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,122 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,442 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,417 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 773 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,075 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,181 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,584 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,456 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,038 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,543 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,787 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,896 days.

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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on February 7, 2018 at 07:00

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BLOGGING DIANETICS: We read Scientology’s founding text cover to cover with the help of L.A. attorney and former church member Vance Woodward
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