Video Standards of the World

Because you may find yourself needing to know the video standard of a particular country, following is a list of the different continents and regions of the world and the video standards they use.

Note: This list is subject to change and should be used as a guideline only.

Continents and regions
Video standard
Africa
All countries in the African continent use either the PAL or SECAM video standard.
Asia
All countries in the Asian continent use either the PAL or SECAM video standard, with the exception of Burma, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam, which use the NTSC video standard.
Caribbean
All islands in the Caribbean region use the NTSC video standard, with the exception of Guadeloupe and Martinique, which use the SECAM video standard.
Central America
All countries in Central America use the NTSC video standard.
Europe
All countries in the European continent use either the PAL or SECAM video standard.
Middle East
All countries in the Middle East use either the PAL or SECAM video standard.
North America
All countries in North America use the NTSC video standard, with the exception of Greenland, which uses the PAL video standard.
Oceania
All countries in the Oceania region, including Australia and New Zealand, use either the PAL or SECAM video standard, with the exception of American Samoa, Guam, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, the Midway Islands, Palau, and Samoa, which use the NTSC video standard.
South America
All countries in South America use the NTSC video standard, with the exception of Brazil, which uses the PAL-M video standard, and Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and French Guyana, which use either the PAL or SECAM video standard.