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Hong Kong Tourism Board Provides Live Satellite Feed for Broadcasting Worldwide to the Largest Pyrotechnics Show in Event History

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Slated to be the largest in the event's six-year history, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is taking its annual Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations to impressive new heights with the city's first-ever pyrotechnics display launched from both land and sea. The spectacular show -- held for the first time in Hong Kong's bustling Wan Chai District on the night of December 31, 2012 -- will stun fellow partygoers as the city's exquisite skyline breathes in the New Year with a synchronized "pyrotechnic musical" -- a light show of shooting stars symbolizing well wishes for 2013.

Taking on the apropos theme "New Year . New World," the highly anticipated show will last for eight minutes -- double the length of the previous year's display -- and commence on the city's world-renowned Victoria Harbour as it moves landward in three separate arrangements. Hundreds of thousands of spectators will marvel as the iconic waterfront Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is framed by a dazzling flurry of explosive lights at the stroke of midnight.

To ensure global audiences can share the excitement in Hong Kong, HKTB will provide satellite feed of the entire event for use by television broadcasters worldwide as the clock strikes midnight. The following are details of the satellite feed.

1.  Satellite Live Feed Details:

Via IS-21 24C Slot C (Covering The Americas, North America & South America)

  • Programme name: New Year. New World – Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations
  • On-air date & time: 12/31/2012 (Local time: 10:55am11:10am EST / 9:55am10:10am CST / 7:55am8:10am PST) – Free to air signal
  • Download link: 4164.5MHz
  • Symbol rate: 6.1113 MS/s
  • FEC: ¾
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • System: SD NTSC
  • Format: Mpeg 2 16: 9 4:2:0 A1 : A2 Stereo PGM
  • Encryption System: Free to air signal

2.  Event Rundown for the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations:

  • Starting at 11:00pm, a pyrotechnic display will be launched every 15 minutes from the rooftops of six participating buildings in Wan Chai (the HKCEC, Harbour Centre, Immigration Tower, Revenue Tower, Hopewell Centre and Harcourt House)
    • The multi-colored stars will symbolize good wishes in four areas: 
      • Silver for Career
      • Green for Health
      • Gold for Fortune
      • Red for Love

Date / Time


31 Dec 2012 11:00pm

  • New Year blessings will appear on the giant LED screen on the facade of the HKCEC.


  • Music and dance performances begin on the HKCC Viewing Deck and will be projected onto the facade of the HKCC.


  • The event will be broadcast live on Television Broadcasts Limited's (TVB) Jade Channel.


  • The numerical countdown of the last 10 seconds of 2012 in LED lights commences on the facade of the HKCEC. 
  • A numeric pyrotechnic display from the rooftops of the other five participating buildings on Hong Kong Island for the final countdown begins.

1 Jan 2013


  • The eight-minute pyrotechnic show officially commences, with the pyrotechnics launched from the harbour and surrounding buildings at the same time.
  • The numerals "2013" in LED lights appear on the facade of HKCEC to the accompaniment of theme music produced by Mr Chiu Tsang Hei.

SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board

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