Hi Tony, from everyone's shared experience its obvious that this problem is systemic. This analogy likely simplifies the matter too much, but if my neighbourhood's power is out I wouldn't expect my breaker box to be the issue.
General question to all, has anyone dealt with tech support one-on-one about this issue, and had the problem fixed?
I reached out to Rogers support directly. They pointed out that this problem appears to affect CNN Go / Apple TV users at other TV providers. See https://discussions.apple.com/thread/252476664.
Interestingly, while the problem clearly impacts Canadian users, it is less clear to me if it's also a problem in the US or other countries. One could speculate that this is either a technical or - worse - a licensing / distribution cross-border issue.
I reached out to CNN without any useful response. I asked Rogers to reach out to CNN as well. Perhaps they have more clout.
In the meantime, Air Play from my iPhone does the job.
I can also confirm that I can't view CNNgo through my AppleTV. However, as of today, my inability to access CNNgo is also being encountered using my Roku streaming device.
It is Monday, March 15, 2021, and after two days of trying, I cannot authorize CNN on my Apple TV. I have read all the troubleshooting suggestions and have tried them myself to no avail. I get "Activation Successful" yet no CNN. It would appear that starting and restarting is pointless since the issue appears to be somewhere other than the end-user. Yes, I sent a message after being forced to sign up for @ComunityHelps. After weeks of people posting to this forum that there is a problem, there is not one update on the issue or what Rogers is doing to fix it, no wonder Rogers is such a hated company. Maybe you could post something that would help users understand what is going on here?
It is now Thursday, March 18, and although @CommunityHelps have been in contact, they have yet to help me. @CommunityHelps are aware of the problem and they have yet to post a resolution or acknowledgement of the issue. I wish they would say something here.
I still cannot activate CNN on my Apple TV. It would appear that Rogers has abandoned my issue because I have not been able to follow or understand all the steps that were required for me to troubleshoot my problem. I completed all the steps required to authorize my Apple TV as I have so many times in the past. If a support escalation has taken place, the support people are unable to deal with the issue in a timely manner.
If you are reading this and are having the same issue, please make a post. If this appears to be a growing problem, maybe it will get moved up for a solution. I believe that everyone watching CNN on an Apple TV will have this problem once you hit three months since your last successful authorization.
Have a great day.
In the Apple forum, there was an email address to contact the CNN app developers (AppleTV@cnn.com). I wrote to them last week asking for a resolution. Today I received this message;
"The issue you describe below has been identified and resolved. It is scheduled for release tomorrow March 23rd, 2021. Please reach out if you continue to experience the issue after tomorrow. Thank you, CNNGo Support."
I tried to authorize this morning and was unsuccessful. The app version is 2.10.3. I will try again tomorrow (March 24) to see if I can authorize then.
Good luck everyone.
It's the evening of March 31, and I just tried the app today about a week since the last time, and all is working as it should. My app version is also 2.10.3.
It appears CNNGo has fixed the problem.