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Acronym:Sequential Color with Memory (French)

Sequential Color with Memory is an analog television broadcast protocol adopted by France, the former Soviet Union and a number of other countries around the world, some with modified versions. A number of former Eastern Bloc countries transitioned to PAL before transitioning to DVB-T. Like PAL, SECAM uses 625 interlaced lines at 50 Hz. Most TVs currently sold in SECAM countries support both SECAM and PAL, but the SCART connector (RGB) allows for the use of a stand-alone box that can receive NTSC, PAL or SECAM.