National Television Standards Committee [NTSC]


(n.) A committee of the Electronics Industries Association (EIA) that prepared the standard specifications approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December 1953 for commercial color broadcasting in the United States. The specifications define a color television format as having 525 scan lines, a field frequency of 59.94 Hz, a broadcast bandwidth of 4 MHz, a line frequency of 15.75 kHz, a frame frequency of nearly 1/30 of a second, and a color subcarrier frequency of 3.58 MHz.