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Friday, Jan. 31st: Cathay Pacific Int'l Chinese New Year Night Parade In Hong Kong

"New Year Party @ World City" Satellite Feed Broadcasting Worldwide Promptly at 7:15 AM CST / 8:15 AM EST / 5:15 AM PST

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hong Kong is ready to celebrate the "Year of the Horse" in spectacular style with the 19th Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade – a permanent fixture on the international holiday calendar. Organized by Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the iconic event will feature an extravagant procession of brightly coloured floats and world-class performers to the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront on the first evening of the 2014 Chinese New Year (Jan. 31), found only in Asia's World City.

Recognized as the leading destination for authentic and thrilling Chinese New Year festivities, Hong Kong is expected to catapult its annual celebration to unparalleled heights this year with an exhilarating "circus" parade route comprised of 34 intricately-designed floats and critically-acclaimed performing troupes spanning 15 countries and regions.

This year's parade is expected to deliver an impressive roster of remarkable acts, such as stunts by Singapore's Starlight Alchemy fire performers; marching and cycling band groups from Spain and The Netherlands; stilt entertainers from France, and the NFL's Washington Redskins Cheerleaders.

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

Satellite Live Feed

Date :  31 January 2014
Approximate Time :  21:15- 21:45 (HK Time, GMT+8) / 7:15 AM CST / 8:15 AM EST / 5:15 AM PST

Subject to Parade Progress                                                                                              


TVBI satellite channels via IS19 C-Band


TVB8 satellite channel via Asiasat 3S C-BAND

Downlink Frequency

L-Band: 1101

3851MHz

3729MHz

Channel

3 (PAL)

4 (NTSC)

1 (PAL)

Polarisation

Vertical

Horizontal

Symbol Rate

9.95MS/S

13.650MS/S

Fec

¾

¾

Format

4:3, SD with audio (commentary included) and video

4:3, SD with audio (Mandarin commentary included) and video

TVB Logo

No logo

TVB8 logo

Event Rundown

Time

Rundown

Finale at 21:15 – 21:45 HK Time
7:15 AM CST / 8:15 AM EST / 5:15 AM PST, US TIME

Show Line-up
-          Opening Ceremony
-          Cathay Pacific [Float]
-          Starlight Alchemy, Singapore
-          Aussie Cheer and Dance Collective Pride Dance Team, Australia
-          The Toys, France
-          Cheung Keung Martial Arts Association, Hong Kong
-          Taekwondo Association, Korea
-          Batucada from Canary Islands, Spain
-          Yamagata University Hanagasa Dancing Troop, Japan
-          Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, USA
-          LUXe, Ireland
-          Hong Kong Tourism Board [Float]


 

*Parade line-up is subject to change without prior notice.

SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board

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