World TV Standards

There are three common video standards found around the globe. The US standard is NTSC, (National Television Systems Committee. The other formats are PAL (Phase Alternating Line) and SECAM (Séquentiel couleur à mémoire). While recording media might appear identical, the formats are not, eg. a tape recorded on a VCR in the US will not play in a VCR in England.

List of countries’ standards:

  • Afghanistan PAL
  • Algeria PAL
  • Antilles NTSC
  • Australia PAL
  • Austria PAL
  • Bahamas NTSC
  • Bahrain PAL
  • Bangladesh PAL
  • Barbados NTSC
  • Belgium PAL
  • Bermuda NTSC
  • Bolivia NTSC
  • Brazil PAL
  • Bulgaria SECAM
  • Burundi PAL/SECAM
  • Brunei PAL
  • Canada NTSC
  • Canary Islands PAL
  • Chile NTSC
  • China PAL
  • Columbia NTSC
  • Congo SECAM
  • Costa Rica NTSC
  • Cuba NTSC
  • Curacao NTSC
  • Cyprus PAL
  • Czechoslovakia SECAM
  • Denmark PAL
  • Dominican Republic NTSC
  • Ecuador NTSC
  • Egypt SECAM
  • El Salvador NTSC
  • Ethiopia PAL
  • Fiji PAL
  • Finland PAL
  • France SECAM
  • Germany (formerly-East) SECAM
  • Germany (formerly-West) PAL
  • Ghana PAL
  • Gibraltar PAL
  • Great Britain PAL
  • Greece SECAM
  • Greenland NTSC
  • Guadeloupe SECAM
  • Guam NTSC
  • Guatemala NTSC
  • Guyana (French) SECAM
  • Haiti SECAM
  • Honduras NTSC
  • Hong Kong PAL
  • Hungary SECAM
  • Iceland PAL
  • India PAL
  • Indonesia PAL
  • Iran SECAM
  • Iraq SECAM
  • Ireland PAL
  • Israel PAL
  • Italy PAL
  • Ivory Coast SECAM
  • Jamaica NTSC
  • Japan NTSC
  • Jordan PAL
  • Kenya PAL
  • Korea (North) PAL
  • Korea (South) NTSC
  • Kuwait PAL
  • Lebanon SECAM
  • Liberia PAL
  • Libya SECAM
  • Luxembourg SECAM
  • Madagascar SECAM
  • Malaysia PAL
  • Malta PAL
  • Martinique SECAM
  • Mexico NTSC
  • Monaco SECAM
  • Mongolia PAL
  • Morocco SECAM
  • Mozambique PAL
  • Netherlands PAL
  • New Caledonia SECAM
  • New Zealand PAL
  • Nicaragua NTSC
  • Niger SECAM
  • Nigeria PAL
  • Norway PAL
  • Oman PAL
  • Pakistan PAL
  • Panama NTSC
  • Paraguay PAL
  • Peru NTSC
  • Philippines NTSC
  • Poland SECAM
  • Portugal PAL
  • Puerto Rico NTSC
  • Qatar PAL
  • Rumania SECAM
  • Russia SECAM
  • Saudi Arabia SECAM
  • Senegal SECAM
  • Sierra Leone PAL
  • Singapore PAL
  • South Africa PAL
  • Spain PAL
  • Sri Lanka NTSC
  • Sudan PAL
  • Surinam NTSC
  • Swaziland PAL
  • Sweden PAL
  • Switzerland PAL
  • Syria SECAM
  • Tahiti SECAM
  • Taiwan NTSC
  • Tanzania PAL
  • Thailand PAL
  • Trinidad NTSC
  • Tunisia SECAM
  • Turkey PAL
  • United Arab Emirates PAL
  • United Kingdom PAL
  • Uganda PAL
  • Uruguay PAL
  • USA NTSC
  • Venezuela NTSC
  • Vietnam NTSC
  • Virgin Islands NTSC
  • Yemen PAL
  • Yugoslavia (former) PAL
  • Zaire SECAM
  • Zambia PAL
  • Zanzibar PAL
  • Zimbabwe PAL