ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CAS without Convergence

WEEKLYECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CAS without Convergence The government has ordained that from July 14 all metro cable homes will receive their television signals over an addressable system, popularly known as conditional access. The conditional access system (CAS), claims the government, will lower the cost of television viewing by separating the delivery of free-to-air channels from that of pay-channels and enabling consumers, with the help of a set-top box (STB), to pay for only the channels that they want to watch. Cable operators are obliged to deliver 30 freeto- air channels for Rs 72 per month plus taxes, without insisting on an STB at the consumer

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