MultiChoice to remove TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV from DSTV, GO TV

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The brouhaha, accusations, unveilings, and admissions on BBC tailing the late TB Joshua, even a couple of years post his demise, have put the online realm in a state of virtual lockdown in recent days. Netizens find themselves in a heated debate over the buzzworthy documentary. Nevertheless, a recent curveball from MultiChoice, planning to yank off the TV channel of the departed clergyman, has stirred the pot of controversy even more in the online sphere.

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Multichoice, the parent company overseeing DStv and Gotv, has declared its intent to remove Emmanuel TV from its platform

This decision follows an investigative documentary released recently by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on the late TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN).

The religious TV network, Emmanuel TV (DStv 390), established by the late Prophet Temitope Babatunde Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), is set to stop showing on MultiChoice’s DStv, GOtv, and other pay-TV services from January 17, 2024.

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

Beyond parting ways with MultiChoice, it has been reported that Emmanuel TV will also discontinue on StarSat and various other pay-TV platforms.

Since the passing of TB Joshua in June 2021, Emmanuel TV reportedly faced challenges in generating new content and leaned heavily on rebroadcasting old material.

Following the cleric’s demise, Pastor Evelyn Joshua, the late founder’s wife, assumed leadership of SCOAN.

Meanwhile, the impending exit of Emmanuel TV from DStv comes amid a controversial three-part documentary produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which alleged atrocities and sexual crimes committed by the late TB Joshua towards his disciples.

BBC embarked on a historic investigation about the late preacher and his church, interviewing at least 30 alleged former members and workers of the SCOAN.

The now-deceased SCOAN founder’s covert lifestyle was exposed in the three-part series.

It told graphic tales of rape, abuse, deception, and staged healings. Sources informed the BBC that although the church was aware of all the accusations, it never looked into them. They said that more than 20 years had passed during the sexual offence.

A segment of the video exposed how SCOAN hid the truth from its members over the 2014 collapse of one of the church’s guesthouses. A brief film of the building with what appeared to be an aircraft flying over it was presented to members on Emmanuel TV on many occasions.

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