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2013 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade "[email protected]"

Hong Kong Tourism Board Provides Satellite Feed for Overseas Broadcasting

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/09/13 -- Hong Kong is ready to celebrate the Year of the Snake in spectacular style with the 18th International Chinese New Year Night Parade in the evening of February 10. Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the annual spectacle, this year themed "[email protected]", will rave up the excitement with a procession of brilliant floats and spirited performers.

Hong Kong enjoys a reputation for its vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations and had been ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the world's 10 best events. Appearing in this year's parade are 36 participating units from 14 countries and regions, including 13 floats, 11 local performing groups, and 12 international troupes of entertainers - nine of which will perform in the parade for the very first time.

Spectators will be able to feast their eyes on a fascinating range of acts, such as folk dances by groups from Bolivia and Japan, precision roller skating from Estonia, performances by surrealistically costumed and propped artistes from Ireland and the UK, and stunts by Mainland China's Hangu Playing-cymbals Dragon-lion Artistic Troupe, which combines folk music, dance and martial arts and is inscribed on the list of national cultural heritage.

To facilitate coverage of the event, the HKTB has arranged satellite feeds (free to air) for use by overseas television broadcasters.

Satellite Live Feed

This will be a LIVE broadcast of the last 30-mins of the Parade. Please refer to the show rundown below.


Date:             February 10, 2013                                         
Approximate Time: 2115 - 2145 HK Time, GMT+8, (EST 0815-0845) subject to the
                  Parade progress                                           
                                                                            
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                                TVBI satellite channels via IS8             
                                             C-BAND                         
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Downlink Frequency                        L-Band: 1101                      
                                             3851MHz                        
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Channel                                     3 (PAL)                         
                                            4 (NTSC)                        
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Polarisation                                Vertical                        
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Symbol Rate                                 9.95MS/S                        
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Fec                                            3/4                          
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Format                 4:3, SD with audio (commentary included) and video   
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Covered Regions       Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, 
                        New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, USA    
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Event Footage Download

10-min highlight footage of the event will be available at File Transfer Protocol (FTP) from February 11, 2013, 7am HK Time, GMT+8 (EST 2000 Feb 10).


FTP link: ftp://kwc-b:[email protected]/                             
Folder: 2013 ICNYP footage                                                  

Live Show Rundown (30 mins)


--  DANCETRINITY Studio Salsa Team 
--  Equator Dragon & Blue Sky Regiment Marching Band 
--  Zwilling J.A. Henckels (Cheong Hing Store Ltd) (Float) 
--  SDM Jazz & Ballet Academie 
--  The Spanish Sun, Spain 
--  The Hong Kong Jockey Club (Float) 
--  Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Association, Japan 
--  Infinity Dance Studio 
--  Avon Lee International Magic 
--  Seattle Sea Gals & Blitz, USA 
--  Hong Kong Tourism Board (Float) 
--  Cheung Keung Martial Arts Association 

(i)Parade line-up is subject to change without prior notice.

Note to Editors:

Please go to HKTB website for press releases and post-event photographs of the Night Parade 2013: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/about-hktb/media-centre.html.

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