National Television Standards Committee. A group of businesses and engineers originally created to decide on early standards for color and black- and-white televisions in the U.S.. The NTSC system is also used in Japan. Other television standards around the world include PAL (most of Europe) and SECAM (France, parts of Africa and Russia).
National Television Standards Committee. The organization that sets the American broadcast and videotape format standards for the FCC. Color television is currently set at 525 lines per frame, 29.97 frames per second.
The organization that developed both our American Black & White and Color television system is the National Television System Committee. Our television system, itself, has become known as NTSC. Other countries such as Canada, Mexico, and Japan have also standardized on NTSC. (The word "System" is sometimes printed in the plural form.) NTSC is also known as "Never Twice the Same Color" as a result of some of the problems encountered in implementing the system.