Return Path  —  (Back Channel, Backchannel, Return Channel, Return Link, Reverse Channel, Back Channel Network Connection.) – The Return Path is the physical way that the end-user (viewer) is able to send information, requests and/or demands back to the network operator. This can be an integral part of interactive TV. A Return Path (back channel) is a 2-way communications link between the TV viewer (end-user) and the network operator. (This is opposed to the front channel, which is the 1-way communication from the network operator, such a television network, to the TV viewer; something we all experience simply by watching linear TV.)  The back channel may be of lower bandwidth than the front channel. The return path (back channel) can be offered in a growing number of ways including a standard modem and attached telephone line, a cable modem, satellite connection and directly through your TV system.