I didn't cancel my Dish HBO subscription for two reasons. First, in this type of dispute, Dish has a history of rewarding loyal subscribers with extra perks when the channels return, to thank them for their patience. Second, continuing to subscribe to HBO shows Dish that there is still demand for the channels, and that there is a built-in subscriber base who would be interested in getting those channels back. This may help convince Dish to bring the channels back, if enough subscribers choose not to cancel their subscription. In the meantime, the Dish HBO subscription is not costing me anything, so why not keep it?