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World TV systems

A summary of channel frequencies and related data for various countries.

The symbol # indicates this system applies to VHF only; UHF channels use the Western European system.

System A
Channel	Video	Audio
2	55.25	59.75
3	61.25	65.75
4	67.25	71.75
5	77.25	81.75
6	83.25	87.75
7	175.25	179.75
8	181.25	185.75
9	187.25	191.75
10	193.25	197.75
11	199.25	203.75
12	205.25	209.75
13	211.25	215.75
14	471.25	475.75
15	477.25	481.75
16	483.25	487.75
17	489.25	493.75
18	495.25	499.75
19	501.25	505.75
20	507.25	511.75
21	513.25	517.75
22	519.25	523.75
23	525.25	529.75
24	531.25	535.75
25	537.25	541.75
26	543.25	547.75
27	549.25	553.75
28	555.25	559.75
29	561.25	565.75
30	567.25	571.75
31	573.25	577.75
32	579.25	583.75
33	585.25	589.75
34	591.25	595.75
35	597.25	601.75
36	603.25	607.75
37	609.25	613.75
38	615.25	619.75
39	621.25	625.75
40	627.25	631.75
41	633.25	637.75
42	639.25	643.75
43	645.25	649.75
44	651.25	655.75
45	657.25	661.75
46	663.25	667.75
47	669.25	673.75
48	675.25	679.75
49	681.25	685.75
50	687.25	691.75
51	693.25	697.75
52	699.25	703.75
53	705.25	709.75
54	711.25	715.75
55	717.25	721.75
56	723.25	727.75
57	729.25	733.75
58	735.25	739.75
59	741.25	745.75
60	747.25	751.75
61	753.25	757.75
62	759.25	763.75
63	765.25	769.75
64	771.25	775.75
65	777.25	781.75
66	783.25	787.75
67	789.25	793.75
68	795.25	799.75
69	801.25	805.75
70	807.25	811.75
71	813.25	817.75
72	819.25	823.75
73	825.25	829.75
74	831.25	835.75
75	837.25	841.75
76	843.25	847.75
77	849.25	853.75
78	855.25	859.75
79	861.25	865.75
80	867.25	871.75
81	873.25	877.75
82	879.25	883.75
83	885.25	889.75

System B

Channel	Video	Audio
A	45.75	51.75
B	53.75	59.75
C	61.75	67.75
D	175.25	181.25
E	183.25	189.25
F	191.25	197.25
G	199.25	205.25
H	207.25	213.25
I	215.25	221.25
J	223.25	229.25

System C

Channel	Video	Audio
1	49.75	56.25
2	57.75	64.25
3	65.75	72.25
4	77.25	83.75
5	85.25	91.75
6	168.25	174.75
7	176.25	182.75
8	184.25	190.75
9	192.25	198.75
10	200.25	206.75
11	208.25	214.75
12	216.25	222.75
13	471.25	477.75
14	479.25	485.75
15	487.25	493.75
16	495.25	501.75
17	503.25	509.75
18	511.25	517.75
19	519.25	525.75
20	527.25	533.75
21	535.25	541.75
22	543.25	549.75
23	551.25	557.75
24	559.25	565.75
25	605.25	611.75
26	613.25	619.75
27	621.25	627.75
28	629.25	635.75
29	637.25	643.75
30	645.25	651.75
31	653.25	659.75
32	661.25	667.75
33	669.25	675.75
34	677.25	683.75
35	685.25	691.75
36	693.25	699.75

System D
* These channels are being (have been) phased out.

Channel	Video	Audio
0*	46.25	51.75
1	57.25	62.75
2	64.25	69.75
3*	86.25	91.75
4*	95.25	100.75
5*	102.25	107.75
5A*	138.25	143.75
6	175.25	180.75
7	182.25	187.75
8	189.25	194.75
9	196.25	201.75
9A	203.25	208.75
10	210.25	215.75
11	217.25	222.75
12	224.25	229.75
27	521.25	526.75
28	527.25	532.75
29	534.25	539.75
30	541.25	546.75
31	548.25	553.75
32	555.25	560.75
33	562.25	567.75
34	569.25	574.75
35	576.25	581.75
36	583.25	588.75
37	590.25	595.75
38	597.25	602.75
39	604.25	609.75
40	611.25	616.75
41	618.25	623.75
42	625.25	630.75
43	632.25	637.75
44	639.25	644.75
45	646.25	651.75
46	653.25	658.75
47	660.25	665.75
48	667.25	672.75
49	674.25	679.75
50	681.25	686.75
51	688.25	693.75
52	695.25	700.75
53	702.25	707.75
54	709.25	714.75
55	716.25	721.75
56	723.25	728.75
57	730.25	735.75
58	737.25	742.75
59	744.25	749.75
60	751.25	756.75
61	758.25	763.75
62	765.25	770.75
63	772.25	777.75
64	779.25	784.75
65	786.25	791.75
66	793.25	798.75
67	800.25	805.75
68	807.25	812.75
69	814.25	819.75

System E
Some countries use 5.5mHz audio/video separation with this system; other countries use 6.5mHz. Ireland uses 6.0mHz. Many of the countries using this system have a second audio carrier with digital stereo audio.

The U.K. uses only the UHF channels in this system; there is no VHF TV in the U.K.

Channel	Video	Audio 	Audio (6.5)
2	48.25	53.75	54.75
2A	49.75	55.25	56.25
3	55.25	60.75	61.75
4	62.25	67.75	68.75
5	175.25	180.75	181.75
6	182.25	187.75	188.75
7	189.25	194.75	195.75
8	196.25	201.75	202.75
9	203.25	208.75	209.75
10	210.25	215.75	216.75
11	217.25	222.75	223.75
12	224.25	229.75	230.75
21	471.25	476.75	477.75
22	479.25	484.75	485.75
23	487.25	492.75	493.75
24	495.25	500.75	501.75
25	503.25	508.75	509.75
26	511.25	516.75	517.75
27	519.25	524.75	525.75
28	527.25	532.75	533.75
29	535.25	540.75	541.75
30	543.25	548.75	549.75
31	551.25	556.75	557.75
32	559.25	564.75	565.75
33	567.25	572.75	573.75
34	575.25	580.75	581.75
35	583.25	588.75	589.75
36	591.25	596.75	597.75
37	599.25	604.75	605.75
38	607.25	612.75	613.75
39	615.25	620.75	621.75
40	623.25	628.75	629.75
41	631.25	636.75	637.75
42	639.25	644.75	645.75
43	647.25	652.75	653.75
44	655.25	660.75	661.75
45	663.25	668.75	669.75
46	671.25	676.75	677.75
47	679.25	684.75	685.75
48	687.25	692.75	693.75
49	695.25	700.75	701.75
50	703.25	708.75	709.75
51	711.25	716.75	717.75
52	719.25	724.75	725.75
53	727.25	732.75	733.75
54	735.25	740.75	741.75
55	743.25	748.75	749.75
56	751.25	756.75	757.75
57	759.25	764.75	765.75
58	767.25	772.75	773.75
59	775.25	780.75	781.75
60	783.25	788.75	789.75
61	791.25	796.75	797.75
62	799.25	804.75	805.75
63	807.25	812.75	813.75
64	815.25	820.75	821.75
65	823.25	828.75	829.75
66	831.25	836.75	837.75
67	839.25	844.75	845.75
68	847.25	852.75	853.75
69	855.25	860.75	861.75

System F

Channel	Video	Audio
2	49.25	55.75
3	54	60.5
4	57.25	63.75
5	176	182.5
6	184	190.5
7	192	198.5
8	200	206.5
9	208	214.5
10	216	222.5

System G

Channel	Video	Audio
1	45.25	50.75
2	55.25	60.75
3	62.25	67.75
4	175.25	180.75
5	182.25	187.75
6	189.25	194.75
7	196.25	201.75
8	203.25	208.75
9	210.25	215.75
10	217.25	222.75
11	224.25	229.75
(only UHF channels 25-62 are used)

System I

Channel	Video	Audio
A	53.75	59.25
B	62.25	67.75
C	82.25	87.75
D	175.25	180.75
E	183.75	189.25
F	192.25	197.75
G	201.25	206.75
H	210.25	215.75
H1	217.25	222.75

System J
System J uses the same color and scanning systems as the USA, so U.S. receivers and Japanese receivers are interchangeable on UHF.

Channel	Video	Audio	U.S. Channel
1	91.25	95.75	
2	97.25	101.75	
3	103.25	107.75	
4	171.25	175.75	
5	177.25	181.75	
6	183.25	187.75	
7	189.25	193.75	
8	195.25	199.75	
9	201.25	205.75	
10	207.25	211.75	
11	213.25	217.75	
12	219.25	223.75	
13	471.25	475.75	14
14	477.25	481.75	15
15	483.25	487.75	16
16	489.25	493.75	17
17	495.25	499.75	18
18	501.25	505.75	19
19	507.25	511.75	20
20	513.25	517.75	21
21	519.25	523.75	22
22	525.25	529.75	23
23	531.25	535.75	24
24	537.25	541.75	25
25	543.25	547.75	26
26	549.25	553.75	27
27	555.25	559.75	28
28	561.25	565.75	29
29	567.25	571.75	30
30	573.25	577.75	31
31	579.25	583.75	32
32	585.25	589.75	33
33	591.25	595.75	34
34	597.25	601.75	35
35	603.25	607.75	36
36	609.25	613.75	37
37	615.25	619.75	38
38	621.25	625.75	39
39	627.25	631.75	40
40	633.25	637.75	41
41	639.25	643.75	42
42	645.25	649.75	43
43	651.25	655.75	44
44	657.25	661.75	45
45	663.25	667.75	46
46	669.25	673.75	47
47	675.25	679.75	48
48	681.25	685.75	49
49	687.25	691.75	50
50	693.25	697.75	51
51	699.25	703.75	52
52	705.25	709.75	53
53	711.25	715.75	54
54	717.25	721.75	55
55	723.25	727.75	56
56	729.25	733.75	57
57	735.25	739.75	58
58	741.25	745.75	59
59	747.25	751.75	60
60	753.25	757.75	61
61	759.25	763.75	62
62	765.25	769.75	63

System K

Channel	Video	Audio
4	175.25	181.75
5	183.25	189.75
6	191.25	197.75
7	199.25	205.75
8	207.25	213.75
9	215.25	221.75

System M

Channel	Video	Audio
4	163.25	168.75
5	171.25	176.75
6	179.25	184.75
7	187.25	192.75
8	195.25	200.75
9	203.25	208.75
10	211.25	216.75

System R
* These channels are being phased out in favor of FM radio

Channel	Video	Audio
1	49.75	56.25
2	59.25	65.75
3	77.25	83.75
4*	85.25	91.75
5*	93.25	99.75
6	175.25	181.75
7	183.25	189.75
8	191.25	197.75
9	199.25	205.75
10	207.25	213.75
11	215.25	221.75
12	223.25	229.75

System S

Channel	Video	Audio
4	175.25	181.75
5	183.25	189.75
6	191.25	197.75
7	199.25	205.75
8	207.25	213.75
9	215.25	221.75
10	223.25	229.75
11	231.25	237.75
12	239.25	245.75
13	247.25	253.75

System U
OBSOLETE

Channel	Video	Audio
1	45	41.5
2	51.75	48.25
3	56.75	53.25
4	61.75	58.25
5	66.75	63.25
6	179.75	176.25
7	184.75	181.25
8	189.75	186.25
9	194.75	191.25
10	199.75	196.25
11	204.75	201.25
12	209.75	206.25
13	214.75	211.25
14	219.75	216.25

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