WatchESPN and CNNgo Apps not working on Apple TV - DirecTV

I have an account with Uverse and previously my CNN and ESPN apps were working well. About a month ago, the CNN app stopped playing live content and I would get the error message "playback failed: Unable to play selected content. Please try again later." I left it alone and today I reset my entire Apple TV. The CNN app still doesn't work and I get the same error message. Additionally, now my ESPN app which had been working perfectly, stopped playing live programming and now I get an error message that says "Playback could not be started: This channel is not part of your TV package."

I called Apple TV and tehy said taht everything was working on their end. The suggested the problem was with Uverse.

Any thoughts or suggestions?


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