• Tuesday, March 05, 2024
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Emmanuel TV to exit DStv amid TB Joshua’s BBC documentary controversy

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Emmanuel TV, the religious network established by the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), TB Joshua, is set to exit DStv following the official announcement made by the latter.

Multichoice DStv informed its viewers about the imminent discontinuation in a message displayed on the screen scheduled to take effect from the 17th of January, 2024.

“Dear viewer, please note that Emmanuel TV will exit on the 17th of January 2024. Thank you for watching,” the message stated.

Additionally, Emmanuel TV will not only part ways with Multichoice; it will also discontinue its services on StarSat and several other pay-TV platforms.

This decision had been made before the controversial documentary published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), levelling serious allegations against TB Joshua.

BBC alleged Joshua to have tortured, raped and subjected some former SCOAN members into solitary confinement against their wishes.

In an over 150-minute three-episodic documentary, at least 30 of the purported members were seen confessing to some of the atrocities committed against them by the deceased clergyman.

Following the release of the documentary by BBC, SCOAN had described the report as “weird” and “strange”, saying it was a move to “rubbish the indelible footprints of TB Joshua’s legacies.”