Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Tourism Board

December 30, 2007 09:00 ET

JOIN HONG KONG TO CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF 2008 (REMINDER)

Hong Kong Tourism Board will stage its first ever “A Symphony of Lights – New Year Countdown” at Two ifc, Hong Kong’s landmark standing on the edge of the world acclaimed Victoria Harbour

Attention: News Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor, World News Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, NEWS ALERT--(Marketwire - Dec. 30, 2007) - You are welcome to use the live feed/video materials via the various channels listed below for your New Year news programme, and/or feature stories. Please find below related information for your reference.

Event Sequence (HONG KONG TIME):

31 Dec 2007

23:40:00 - Official Ceremony
23:43:00 - A Symphony of Lights : Enhanced with rooftop pyrotechnic display for 13 minutes
23:59:40 - Countdown : LED display on Two ifc and key buildings along the harbour front

1 Jan 2008
00:00:00 - Celebrating the Arrival of 2008 : 2 minutes pyrotechnic extravaganza on the rooftop of Two ifc - with eight dazzling patterns symbolising the city's wishes for a great year ahead.

Live Broadcast Feeds via News Agency Networks:

1. Associated Press Television News (APTN)
AP subscribers can access coverage on both AP Direct and scheduled bulletins on AP Global Video Wire. Please refer to AP Television News' World New Year Countdown advisory for exact timing.

2. Reuters
Reuters subscribers can access the live feed at 2340-0005 hours via Reuters World News Service (WNS). For details, please refer to Reuters' advisory.

*Feature video on the "Hong Kong's Countdown Preparations" will be available on Asia Feed on 31 Dec.

Broadcasting Hong Kong Around the World

3. Earth TV
Earth television programming featuring Hong Kong's New Year celebration will air on more than 50 networks worldwide - for a complete list of broadcast partners, please refer to http://www.earthtv.com/en/tvstations. All earthTV content may be seen at http://www.earthtv.com/

4. Discoverhongkong.com
View the webcast on Hong Kong Tourism Board's website www.discoverhongkong.com

Notes to Editors:
Media can download the press release and photographs from DiscoverHongKong.com: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/worldwide/medi/ww_medi_news.jhtml

/For further information: Hong Kong Tourism Board at 9 Temperance Street, Ground Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5H 1Y6, Tel: (416) 366-2389, Fax: (416) 366-1098, Email: yyzwwo@hktb.com, www.DiscoverHongKong.com/canada. / IN: INTERNATIONAL, TRAVEL

Contact Information

  • Karisa Lui, Assistant Manager, Marketing, Hong Kong Tourism Board
    Primary Phone: 416-366-2389 ext. 24
    Toll-Free: 800-563-4582
    E-mail: klui@hktb.com