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WorldWide Television Video Formats

The world has developed 3 primary television video standards, PAL, NTSC & SECAM and a few derivatives of these formats including MeSecam.

The PAL (Phase Alternate Line) Standard was introduced in the early 60’s and was implemented in most European countries except for France. Australia uses a slightly modified version of the UK PAL system. The wider channel bandwidth of PAL (than NTSC) allows for better picture quality. PAL was designed to run at 625 lines per frame.

Developed in the USA in the 1950’s it was the first colour TV system implemented. NTSC (National Television System Committee standard). NTSC is used by many countries on the American continent as well as Japan and other Asian countries. NTSC was designed to run at 525 lines per frame.

The SECAM - Sequential Couleur Avec Memoire (Sequential Colour with Memory) standard introduced in the early 1960’s and was implemented in France. Secam uses the same bandwidth as PAL but transmits the colour signal sequentially. SECAM runs at 625 lines per frame.

Television video formats by country:

Select a country from our directory (A – C)   (D – H)   (I – L)   (M – P)   (Q – T)    (U – Z)  

 

Television Standards by Country

Country Signal Type
Afghanistan PAL B, SECAM B
Albania PAL B/G
Algeria PAL B/G
Angola PAL I
Antarctica NTSC M
Antigua & Barbuda NTSC M
Argentina PAL N
Armenia SECAM D/K
Aruba NTSC M
Australia PAL B/G
Austria PAL B/G
Azerbaijan SECAM D/K
Azores PAL B
Bahamas NTSC M
Bahrain PAL B/G
Bangladesh PAL B
Barbados NTSC M
Belarus SECAM D/K
Belgium PAL B/H
Belgium (Armed Forces Network) NTSC M
Belize NTSC M
Benin SECAM K
Bermuda NTSC M
Bolivia NTSC M
Bosnia/Herzegovina PAL B/H
Botswana SECAM K, PAL I
Brazil PAL M
British Indian Ocean Territory  NTSC M
Brunei Darussalam PAL B
Bulgaria PAL
Burkina Faso SECAM K
Burundi SECAM K
Cambodia PAL B/G, NTSC M
Cameroon PAL B/G
Canada NTSC M
Canary Islands PAL B/G
Central African Republic SECAM K
Chad SECAM D
Chile NTSC M
China (People'S Republic) PAL D
Colombia NTSC M
Congo (People'S Republic) SECAM K
Congo, Dem. Rep. (Zaire) SECAM K
Cook Islands PAL B
Costa Rica NTSC M
Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) SECAM K/D
Croatia PAL B/H
Cuba NTSC M
Cyprus PAL B/G
Czech Republic PAL B/G (cable), PAL D/K (broadcast)
Denmark PAL B/G
Diego Garcia NTSC M
Djibouti SECAM K
Dominica NTSC M
Dominican Republic NTSC M
East Timor PAL B
Easter Island PAL B
Ecuador NTSC M
Egypt PAL B/G, SECAM B/G
El Salvador NTSC M
Equitorial Guinea SECAM B
Estonia PAL B/G
Ethiopia PAL B
Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas) PAL I
Fiji NTSC M
Finland PAL B/G
France SECAM L
France (French Forces Tv) SECAM G
Gabon SECAM K
Galapagos Islands NTSC M
Gambia PAL B
Georgia SECAM D/K
Germany PAL B/G
Germany (Armed Forces Tv Germany) NTSC M
Ghana PAL B/G
Gibraltar PAL B/G
Greece PAL B/G
Greenland PAL B
Grenada NTSC M
Guam NTSC M
Guadeloupe SECAM K
Guatemala NTSC M
Guiana (French) SECAM K
Guinea PAL K
Guyana NTSC M
Haiti SECAM
Honduras NTSC M
Hong Kong PAL I
Hungary PAL K/K
Iceland PAL B/G
India PAL B
Indonesia PAL B
Iran PAL B/G
Iraq PAL
Ireland, Republic Of PAL I
Isle Of Man  PAL
Israel PAL B/G
Italy PAL B/G
Jamaica NTSC M
Japan NTSC M
Johnstone Island NTSC M
Jordan PAL B/G
Kazakhstan SECAM D/K
Kenya PAL B/G
Korea (North) SECAM D, PAL D/K
Korea (South) NTSC M
Kuwait PAL B/G
Kyrgyz Republic SECAM D/K
Laos PAL B
Latvia PAL B/G
Lebanon PAL B/G
Lesotho PAL K
Liberia PAL B/H
Libya PAL B/G
Liechtenstein PAL B/G
Lithuania PAL B/G, SECAM D/K
Luxembourg PAL B/G, SECAM L
Macau PAL I
Macedonia PAL B/H
Madagascar SECAM K
Madeira PAL B
Malaysia PAL B
Maldives PAL B
Mali SECAM K
Malta PAL B
Marshall Islands NTSC M
Martinique SECAM K
Mauritania SECAM B
Mauritius SECAM B
Mayotte SECAM K
Mexico NTSC M
Micronesia NTSC M
Midway Island NTSC M
Moldova (Moldavia) SECAM D/K
Monaco SECAM L, PAL G
Mongolia SECAM D
Montenegro PAL B/G
Montserrat NTSC M
Morocco SECAM B
Mozambique PAL B
Myanmar (Burma) NTSC M
Namibia PAL I
Nepal B
Netherlands PAL B/G
Netherlands (Armed Forces Network) NTSC M
Netherlands Antilles NTSC M
New Caledonia SECAM K
New Zealand PAL B/G
Nicaragua NTSC M
Niger SECAM K
Nigeria PAL B/G
Norfolk Island PAL B
North Mariana Islands NTSC M
Norway PAL B/G
Oman PAL B/G
Pakistan PAL B
Palau NTSC M
Panama NTSC M
Papua New Guinea PAL B/G
Paraguay PAL N
Peru NTSC M
Philippines NTSC M
Poland PAL D/K
Polynesia (French) SECAM K
Portugal PAL B/G
Puerto Rico NTSC M
Qatar PAL B
Reunion SECAM K
Romania PAL D/G
Russia SECAM D/K
St. Kitts & Nevis NTSC M
St. Lucia NTSC M
St. Pierre Et Miquelon SECAM K
St. Vincent NTSC M
Sao Tomé E Principe PAL B/G
Samoa, American NTSC
Saudi Arabia SECAM B/G, PAL B
Samoa NTSC M
Senegal SECAM K
Serbia PAL B/G
Seychelles PAL B/G
Sierra Leone PAL B/G
Singapore PAL B/G
Slovakia PAL B/G
Slovenia PAL B/H
Somalia PAL B/G
South Africa PAL I
Spain PAL B/G
Sri Lanka PAL
Sudan PAL B
Suriname NTSC M
Swaziland PAL B/G
Sweden PAL B/G
Switzerland PAL B/G (GERMAN ZONE, SECAM L (FRENCH ZONE
Syria SECAM B, PAL G
Tahiti SECAM
Taiwan NTSC
Tajikistan SECAM D/K
Tanzania PAL B
Thailand PAL B/M
Togo SECAM K
Trinidad & Tobago NTSC M
Tunisia SECAM B/G
Turkey PAL B
Turkmenistan SECAM D/K
Turks & Caicos Islands NTSC M
Uganda PAL B/G
Ukraine SECAM D/K
Uruguay PAL N
United Arab Emirates PAL B/G
United States NTSC M
United Kingdom PAL I
Uzbekistan SECAM D/K
Venezuela NTSC M
Vietnam NTSC M, SECAM D
Virgin Islands (Us & British) NTSC M
Wallis & Futuna SECAM K
Yemen PAL B/NTSC M
Zambia PAL B/G
Zimbabwe PAL B/G