Which countries use NTFC system?

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The following countries use the NTSC system for television broadcasting.

North America

  • Canada, NTSC broadcast to be abandoned by August 2013, simulcast in ATSC
  • Mexico, NTSC broadcast to be abandoned by 2022, simulcast in ATSC
  • United States, NTSC broadcast to be abandoned in February 2011, simulcast in ATSC

Central America and the Caribbean

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Grenada
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Leeward Islands
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico (U.S.)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

South America

  • Bolivia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay (until 2006 Paraguay used PAL)
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Venezuela

Asia

  • Japan
  • Philippines
  • South Korea
  • Republic of China (Taiwan)
  • Union of Myanmar (Burma)
  • North Korea (Propaganda station aimed at South Korea; domestic broadcasts use PAL)
  • Cambodia (Historic; Cambodia now uses PAL)
  • Vietnam (Historic; all of Vietnam now uses PAL)
  • Thailand (Historic; Thailand now uses PAL)

Pacific

  • US Territories
  • American Samoa
  • Guam
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Midway Atoll (a US military base)

Other Pacific island nations

  • Marshall Islands (in Compact of Free Association with US; US aid funded NTSC adoption)
  • Micronesia (in Compact of Free Association with US)
  • Palau (in Compact of Free Association with US; adopted NTSC before independence)
  • Samoa (closely tied to American Samoa; US aid funded NTSC adoption)
  • Tonga (US aid funded NTSC adoption)

Historic (used NTSC experimentally before adopting PAL)

  • Fiji (Historic; used before 1989, Fiji has used PAL since 1990)

Indian Ocean

  • Diego Garcia

Middle East

  • South Yemen (Historic; all of Yemen now uses PAL)

Europe

  • United Kingdom (Experimented with a 405-line variant of NTSC in the 1950s and 1960s; dropped in favor of PAL)
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