TV Video Formats of Countries

 

Abu Dhabi
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Antigua
Antilles (Netherlands)
Argentina
Aruba
Ascension Island
Australia
Austria
Azores
Azerbaijan
PAL
PAL / SECAM
PAL
PAL
NTSC
SECAM / PAL
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Barbuda
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bermuda
Bolivia
Bosnia Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
British Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burma
Burundi
NTSC
PAL
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
SECAM
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
PAL
PAL M
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
SECAM
NTSC
SECAM
Cambodia 
Cameroon
Canada
Canary Islands 
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China, Peoples Republic
Christmas Island
Columbia
Congo, Peoples Republic
Cook Island
Corsica
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Cyprus, Turkish
Czech Republic
SECAM
PAL
NTSC
PAL 
PAL
PAL / NTSC
SECAM
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
PAL
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
PAL
SECAM / PAL
Denmark
Diego Garcia
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dubai
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
Easter Island
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
England (U.K.)
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
PAL
NTSC
SECAM / PAL
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
Falkland Islands
Faro Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
Gabon
Galapagos Island
Gambia
Gaza & West Bank
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe 
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana, French
Guyana Republic
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM / PAL
NTSC / PAL
NTSC
SECAM 
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
PAL
SECAM
NTSC
Haiti
Holland
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
SECAM / PAL
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
Jamaica
Japan
Johnston Islands
Jordan
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
Kampuchea
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, North
Korea, South
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
SECAM
SECAM
PAL
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
SECAM
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Leeward Islands
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
PAL
PAL / SECAM
PAL
NTSC
PAL
PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL / SECAM
PAL / SECAM 
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Madeira
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mariana Islands
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Midway Islands
Monaco
Montenegro
Mongolia
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
PAL
PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
SECAM
SECAM
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
SECAM / PAL
PAL
SECAM
NTSC
SECAM
PAL
NTSC
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norfolk Island
Norway
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
Okinawa
Oman
NTSC
PAL
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Polynesia
Portugal
Puerto Rico
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
SECAM / PAL
SECAM
PAL
NTSC
Qatar PAL
Reunion
Republic of Benin
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
SECAM
SECAM
SECAM / PAL
SECAM
SECAM
Samoa
Sardinia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia, Republic
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Pierre
St. Vincent
Sudan
Surinam
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
NTSC
PAL
SECAM / PAL
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
NTSC
NTSC
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
NTSC
PAL
PAL
PAL
SECAM / PAL
Tahiti
Tajikistan
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks & Caicos Islands
SECAM
SECAM
NTSC
PAL
PAL
SECAM
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
PAL
SECAM
NTSC
Ukraine
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Uruguay
United States of America
Uzbekistan
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
PAL
NTSC
SECAM
Vanuatu
Vatican
Venezuela
Vietnam
Virgin Islands
PAL
PAL
NTSC
NTSC/SECAM
NTSC
Wallis Island SECAM
Yemen
Yugoslavia
PAL
PAL
Zaire
Zambia
Zanzibar
Zimbabwe
SECAM
PAL
PAL
PAL
 
NTSC

The first color TV broadcast system was implemented in the United States in 1953. This was based on the NTSC (National Television System Committee) Standard.  NTSC is used by many countries on the American continent as well as many Asian countries including Japan. NTSC has 525 lines/frame.
 
SYSTEM NTSC M
Lines/Field 525/60
Horizontal Frequency 15.734 kHz
Vertical Frequency 60 Hz
Color Subcarrier Frequency 3.579545 MHz
Video Bandwidth 4.2 MHz
Sound Carrier 4.5 MHz

 

PAL

The PAL (Phase Alternating Line) standard was introduced in the early 1960's and implemented in most  countries except for France. The PAL standard uses a wider channel bandwidth than NTSC, which allows for better picture quality. PAL uses 625 lines/frame.
 
SYSTEM PAL B, G, H PAL I PAL D PAL N PAL M
Line/Field 625/50 625/50 625/50 625/50 525/60
Horizontal Frequency 15.625 kHz 15.625 kHz 15.625 kHz 15.625 kHz 15.750 kHz
Vertical Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz 50 Hz 50 Hz 60 Hz
Color Sub- Carrier Frequency 4.433618 MHz 4.433618 MHz 4.433618 MHz 3.582056 MHz 3.575611 MHz
Video Bandwidth 5.0 MHz 5.5 MHz 6.0 MHz 4.2 MHz 4.2 MHz
Sound Carrier 5.5 MHz 6.0 MHz 6.5 MHz 4.5 MHz 4.5 MHz

 

SECAM

The SECAM (Sequential Couleur Avec Memoire or Sequential Color with Memory) standard was introduced in the early 1960's and implemented in France. SECAM uses the same bandwidth as PAL but transmits the color information sequentially.
SECAM runs at 625 lines/frame.
 
SYSTEM SECAM B, G, H SECAM D, K, K1, L
Line/Field 625/50 625/50
Horizontal Frequency 15.625 kHz 15.625 kHz
Vertical Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz
Video Bandwidth 5.0 MHz 6.0 MHz
Sound Carrier 5.5 MHz 6.5 MHz

 

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