Broadcasting System Details


Section Headings


Technical Specifications

Code Frames Scan Freq Sound Vision In Use
Lines Band Offset Modulation
Terrestrial Transmission Standards
A 25 405 VHF -3.5MHz Pos No
B 25 625 VHF +5.5MHz Neg Yes
C 25 625 VHF +5.5MHz Pos Yes
D 25 625 VHF +6.5MHz Neg Yes
E 25 819 VHF +11MHz Neg No
F 25 819 VHF +5.5MHz Pos No
G 25 625 UHF +5.5MHz Neg Yes
H 25 625 UHF +5.5MHz Neg Yes
I 25 625 UHF +6.0MHz Neg Yes
K 25 625 UHF +6.5MHz Neg Yes
KI 25 625 UHF +6.5MHz Neg Yes
L 25 625 UHF +6.5MHz Pos Yes
M 30 (29.97) 525 VHF/UHF +4.5MHz Neg Yes
N 25 625 VHF/UHF +4.5MHz Neg Yes
Satellite Transmission Standards
Ku-Band Any Any ~11GHz +6.50MHz Neg Yes
C-Band Any Any ~4GHz +6.50MHz Pos Yes

Additional Features

Stereo Sound

Subtitling

The BBC-designed Teletext system is known in some quarters as World Standard Teletext. There is an enhanced version known as Fastext which defines four links to additional pages that can be followed with one of four coloured buttons on the Teletext receivers remote control. The U.S. "CC" is known widely in technical circles as LITO = LIne Twenty-One! where it lives.


Colour and Broadcasting Systems by Country

Country TV Colour Stereo Subtitles
Albania B/G PAL
Argentina N PAL-N
Australia B/G PAL FM-FM Teletext
Austria B/G PAL FM-FM Teletext
Azores (Portugal) B PAL
Bahamas M NTSC
Bahrain B PAL
Barbados M NTSC
Belgium B/G PAL Nicam Teletext
Bermuda M NTSC
Brazil M PAL-M MTS
Bulgaria D SECAM
Canada M NTSC MTS CC
Canary Is B PAL
China D PAL
Colombia M NTSC
Cyprus B PAL
Czechsolvakia D/K SECAM/PAL
Denmark B PAL Nicam TeleText
Egypt B SECAM
Faroe Islands (DK) B PAL
Finland B/G PAL Nicam TeleText
France E/L SECAM Teletext
Gambia I PAL
Germany B/G PAL FM-FM TeleText
Germany (prev East) B/G SECAM/PAL
Gibraltar B PAL
Greece B/G PAL (was SECAM)
Hong Kong I PAL Nicam
Hungary B/G & D/K PAL (was SECAM) Nicam (Budapest only)
Iceland B PAL
India B PAL
Indonesia B PAL
Iran H SECAM
Ireland I PAL Nicam TeleText
Israel B/G PAL Nicam TeleText
Italy B/G PAL FM/FM TeleText
Jamaica N SECAM
Japan M NTSC Matrix
Jordan B PAL
Kenya B PAL
Korea M NTSC
Luxembourg B/G PAL NICAM TeleText
Madeira B PAL
Madagascar B SECAM
Malaysia B PAL
Malta B/G PAL
Mauritius B SECAM
Mexico M NTSC MTS CC
Monaco L/G SECAM/PAL
Morocco B SECAM
Netherlands B/G PAL FM-FM TeleText
New Zealand B/G PAL Nicam TeleText
North Korea D/K? SECAM
Norway B/G PAL Nicam
Pakistan B PAL
Paraguay N PAL
Peru M NTSC
Philipines M NTSC
Poland D/K PAL Teletext
Portugal B/G PAL Nicam Teletext
Romania G PAL
Russia D/K SECAM
Saudi Arabia B SECAM
Seychelles I PAL
Singapore B PAL
South Africa I PAL
South Korea M NTSC
Spain B/G PAL Nicam Teletext
Sri Lanka B/G PAL
Sweden B/G PAL Nicam Teletext
Switzerland B/G PAL FM-FM TeleText
Tahiti KI SECAM
Taiwan M NTSC
Thailand B PAL
Trinidad M NTSC
Tunisia B SECAM
Turkey B PAL - TeleText
United Arab Emirates B/G PAL
United Kingdom I PAL Nicam TeleText
Uruguay N PAL MTS
USA M NTSC MTS CC
Venezuela M NTSC
Yugoslavia B/H PAL
Zimbabwe B PAL


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Bevis King <B.King@ee.surrey.ac.uk>
6th December 1999