Government considering installing chips in STBs to monitor what people watch on TVs

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Simply putting chip is not enough. Back channel is also needed to transmit data back to monitoring servers. DTH and Cable are one-way as of now as there is no back-channel which can transmit data backwards. Only IPTV has that capability, else Smart STBs with Internet connectivity is needed for Cable/DTH which would be recording every action done and sending back.
 

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Right, that possibility cannot be ignored. But that would increase cost of STB, and operator would have to bear that cost?