Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Tourism Board

December 30, 2009 11:01 ET

Reminder: Hong Kong's New Year Countdown Celebration

This New Year's Eve, the Hong Kong Tourism Board is going to throw a countdown party making Hong Kong an international focal point of New Year's Eve Celebrations.

Attention: News Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor, World News Editor, Transportation Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO, MEDIA ADVISORY--(Marketwire - Dec. 30, 2009) - To build on the momentum as we enter the New Year, everyone will take part in a synchronised community countdown with the words "Hong Kong Happy New Year, Give Me Five" - a celebratory gesture symbolising joy and solidarity.

To facilitate the stunning extravaganza's inclusion in New Year's Eve news programmes around the world, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has arranged for satellite live feeds for use by television broadcasters worldwide. Please refer to following event sequence and satellite feed details.

31 Dec 2009, 10:59:30 EST
Countdown to 2010- The show begins with a 30-second numerical countdown using LED lights, with pyrotechnic display effects on the façade of Two ifc.

1 Jan 2010, 11:00:00 EST
Hong Kong Welcomes 2010 with a Spectacular Display- The show continues with a four-and-a-half-minute choreographed musical pyrotechnic show from 10 landmark buildings on Hong Kong Island, synchronised to a special theme song created by award-winning Hong Kong musician Mr Peter Kam.

Via IS-9 (Covering America, South Americas)
* Programme name: Hong Kong's New Year Countdown Celebrations
* On-air date & time: 31/12/2009 (HK time: 2345 - 2410) - Free to air signal
* Download link: 4075.5MHz H-pol
* Symbol rate: 6.1113MS/s
* FEC: ¾
* System: NTSC
* Encryption System: Free to air signal

/For further information: Please contact the Hong Kong Tourism Board, 9 Temperance Street, Ground Floor, Toronto, ontario M5H 1Y6, www.DiscoverHongKong.com/canada./ IN: INTERNATIONAL, TRANSPORT, 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: karisa.lui@hktb.com