Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Tourism Board

January 20, 2012 15:29 ET

Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade "World City. World Party"

(23 January 2012 Chinese New Year Day)

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2012) - Hong Kong is ready to celebrate the Year of the Dragon in spectacular style with the 17th International Chinese New Year Night Parade. Organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the event will live out its theme "World City. World Party", offering spectators a fun-filled, memorable and unique carnival in the first evening of the Chinese New Year (23 January 2012).

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. The Parade, being one of the highlights, features a total of 35 floats and performing groups from 12 countries and regions.

This year's international performing units include the Saga Karatsu Kunchi Sea Bream Float from Japan, which has a history of more than 160 years; the world-acclaimed Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China that assimilate modern dance and artistic gymnastics. Adding more to this world party are cross-over performances by local and international groups for the first time in the Parade, and 12 ornamented and dazzling floats.

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

Satellite Feed on Show Highlights

A 30-minute edited program on special highlights of the Parade will be provided through the satellite feed below on 24 January 2012, 00:25 - 01:00 (HK Time, GMT +8).

24/01/2012 HK Time 00:25 - 01:00, 23/01/2012 GMT 1625 - 1700

Via IS-9 24C CH-D (Covering The Americas, North America & South America)

  • Programme name: Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade
  • On-air date & time: 23/01/2012 (GMT 1625 - 1700)- Free to air signal
  • Download link: 4173.5 MHz
  • Symbol rate: 6.1113 MS/s
  • FEC:3/4
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • System: SD NTSC
  • Format: Mpeg 2 4:2:0 A1 : A2 Stereo PGM
  • Encryption System: Free to air signal

Note to Editors:

Please go to the following web link for press releases and photographs of Night Parade 2012: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/about-hktb/media-centre.html.

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