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International Codes

Broadcast TV regions/codes have become more complicated with DVD technology. There are six broadcasting regions for which the digital video disc (DVD) was developed:


  • Region 1: USA and Canada
  • Region 2: Europe, Japan, the Middle East, North Africa, Egypt, and South Africa
  • Region 3: Taiwan, The Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong
  • Region 4: Mexico, Central & South America, Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and the Caribbean
  • Region 5: Russia, Eastern Europe, India, North Korea, and East and West Africa
  • Region 6: China


A Note of Warning

If you should want to purchase either a VHS or DVD while traveling abroad, please check the format and region code of your DVD or video before you purchase. If you have acquired any international video materials and would like to inquire about having it dubbed from PAL or SECAM standards to NTSC or from NTSC to PAL, please contact the Lab for more information and procedures regarding copyright laws.

by schrod69 — last modified Aug 07, 2012 08:28 AM