When The Discovery talks were ongoing, the notices indicated that Investigation Discovery and Destination America would move to basic. Of course, only I.D. made the move but this and the quiet talks ( I remember the Dora ad 5 years ago) are very positive signs.
The CBS Blackout this past summer also makes a deal more likely.
The channels we likely have to watch for blackouts are WGN America (Wording indicates there might be a drop dead) and YES Network (With The Nets in a hole will they delay a drop dead till Baseball Season).
Everything else should be fine and hopefully a few other deals get done so the list shrinks. With these long-term renewals, that list probably will not get long again for a while.
The Detroit notice comes this week and while they lag behind us a bit (Not getting full Encore update until Early January), I expect The HD Starz to be in it.