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Welcome to the NBSC Site, here you can find information about the NBSC (Narrow Bandwidth Television Simple Colour) format.

The NBSC format is a " compatible colour" extension to the NBTVA (Narrow Bandwidth Television Association) Black and White Standard. This allows a full Colour signal to be encoded in the same bandwidth as a normal Black and White signal, in Narrow Bandwidth terms this is in a bandwidth of less than 16kHz, although even lower bandwidths are possible.


Also on this site you can find details of and download software which will allow you to experiment with the colour standard.

If you are not particularly interested in the Compatible Colour aspects of the Playback and capture software you may still be interested in some other features. Particularly the ability of the playback software to similate the affects of different shapes and sizes of aperture on (i.e. the shape and size of the whole in a Nipkow disc or the size of a spot on a CRT). See the Software Features Page for more information.


If hardware is more your style then look no further than the Televisor section. Where a working prototype NBSC / NBTVA televisor has been constructed.

About Me

My name is Dominic Beesley, over the past year I have developed an interest in all areas of NBTV and hope this site may be of interest to others. To see more of my stuff please follow the links below: