Article ID : 00006702 / Last Modified : 11/10/2020

What are the video format standards used in different countries worldwide?

    Many foreign countries use a different video format standard to broadcast and display video. There are three major video format standards used around the world: National Television System Committee ( NTSC, Phase Alternating Line (PAL), and Sequential Color and Memory (SECAM) . The table below provides a list of countries and the video format standard used in each.

    CountryVideo Format Standard
    AfghanistanPAL
    AlgeriaPAL
    AntiquaNTSC
    ArgentinaPAL
    AustraliaPAL
    AustriaPAL
    BahrainPAL
    BangladeshPAL
    BarbadosNTSC
    BelgiumPAL
    BermudaNTSC
    BrazilPAL
    BruneiPAL
    BulgariaSECAM
    CanadaNTSC
    Canary IslePAL
    ChileNTSC
    ChinaPAL
    ColombiaNTSC
    CongoSECAM
    Costa RicaNTSC
    CubaNTSC
    CyprusPAL/SEC
    CzechoslovakiaSECAM
    DenmarkPAL
    Dominican RepublicNTSC
    DubaiPAL
    EcuadorNTSC
    EgyptSECAM
    EirePAL
    El SalvadorNTSC
    EthiopiaPAL
    FinlandPAL
    FranceSECAM
    GermanyPAL
    GhanaPAL
    GibraltarPAL
    GreeceSECAM
    GuatemalaNTSC
    HaitiSECAM
    HondurasNTSC
    Hong KongPAL
    HungarySECAM
    IcelandPAL
    IndiaPAL
    IndonesiaPAL
    IranSECAM
    IraqSECAM
    IsraelPAL
    ItalyPAL
    Ivory CoastSECAM
    JamaicaNTSC
    JapanNTSC
    JordanPAL
    KenyaPAL
    KoreaNTSC
    KuwaitPAL
    LebanonSECAM
    LiberiaPAL
    LibyaPAL
    LuxemborgPAL/SEC
    MalaysiaPAL
    MaltaPAL
    MauritiusSECAM
    MexicoNTSC
    MonacoSECAM/PAL
    MoroccoSECAM
    NetherlandsPAL
    New ZelandPAL
    NicaraguaNTSC
    NigeriaPAL
    NorwayPAL
    OmanPAL
    PakistanPAL
    PanamaNTSC
    PeruNTSC
    PhilippinesNTSC
    PolandSECAM
    PortugalPAL
    Puerto RicoNTSC
    QatarPAL
    Saba,SarawakPAL
    Saudi ArabiaSECAM
    Sierra LeonePAL
    SingaporePAL
    South AfricaPAL
    SpainPAL
    Sri LankaPAL
    SudanPAL
    SurinamNTSC
    SwedenPAL
    SwitzerlandPAL
    SyriaSECAM
    TaiwanNTSC
    TanzaniaPAL
    ThailandPAL
    TrinidadNTSC
    TunisiaSECAM
    TurkeyPAL
    UAEPAL
    UgandaPAL
    UKPAL
    UruguayPAL
    USANTSC
    USSRSECAM
    VenezuelaNTSC
    YemenPAL
    YugoslaviaPAL
    ZaireSECAM
    ZambiaPAL
    ZanzibarPAL
    ZimbabwePAL