I think Comcast was required to go to arbitration (as one of the conditions required for approval of their acquisition of NBC Universal) rather than pull their channels, any time there is a contract dispute with another carrier such as Dish. I am not sure when that condition expires, or if it already has. I think they found a loophole with the CSN Chicago situation. Technically, they shut down the old channel that Dish already had a contract to carry, and launched a brand-new channel (also called CSN Chicago) to replace it. Dish never reached a contract to carry the new channel.I learn to survive on what I enjoy watching most. When Dish/Sling give NBCSN the boot, that’ll be it for me. Nothing personal. I hope it takes a while to get there.