Yesterday in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, at the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association’s annual conference, one of the non-mortgage conversations that I had was about TV. (Sometimes people talk about shows they’re “streaming.”) I don’t know what’s what: Hulu, Paramount, Paramount+, Dish, Amazon Prime, Disney, Disney Plus, Charter, Verizon, Comcast, You Tube TV, Peacock… can’t we just go back to cable? Maybe not: The number of Americans opting out of cable accelerated in the first quarter of 2022. In 2019 and 2020, a net of 1.1 million subscribers cancelled their cable or over-the-top streaming television, a figure that rose to 1.4 million in the first quarter of 2021 and has now hit 2.5 million cable cancellers in Q1 of this year. Comparing subscriptions in 2022 versus 2018, the only winners are Hulu + Live TV, up 3.1 million subscribers, and FuboTV, up 925,000 subscribers. The rest of the cable landscape? It’s bad: Comcast’s down 4.2 million, Dish is down 2.9 million, Charter 1.3 million and Verizon down a million. (Today’s podcast is available here and has an interview with Andy Walden and Mike Sklarz on the housing market and purchase impact. Black Knight is providing innovative solutions that are transforming the industry and that help lenders of all sizes benefit from cutting-edge technologies and automation.) Lender and Broker Software, Services, and Programs Game changing technology! Plug into Zoral’s Mortgage Automation Suite for ‘best in class,’ AI powered automation that has been specifically designed for mortgage banking. Zoral’s affordable automation solutions let humans become faster, more accurate, more scalable, and more productive in their day-to-day job. For the past 18 years, Zoral has operated one of the largest intelligent automation labs in the world and combines globally proven technology with front line, mortgage experience when designing automation products that will truly make a difference. Simply put, Zoral’s plug n play solutions will amaze you! Contact Zoral for your personal tour of the future.