Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Tourism Board

December 23, 2013 10:00 ET

Hong Kong Tourism Board Provides Satellite Feed of New Year. New World-Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations

Biggest-ever "Pyrotechnic Musical" with Air, Sea and Land Elements

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 23, 2013) - The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will stage a dramatic "pyrotechnic musical" interweaving fireworks, pyrotechnics, special lighting effects and music on New Year's Eve (31 December) to usher in the year 2014 with visitors and residents of Hong Kong. The following are six highlights of the event:

  • First-time use of fireworks: For the first time, fireworks will be featured in the show, together with pyrotechnics, special lighting effects and music, to orchestrate an eight-minute pyrotechnic musical.
  • Largest scale in the event's history: Fireworks and pyrotechnics will be launched at various heights across the harbour and on the shore, so that the show will cover an area higher and wider than in any previous edition.
  • All eyes on the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre: The iconic Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will be the focal point, with a gigantic LED screen set up next to the building to display the numerals "2014" when the clock strikes midnight. Pyrotechnics will also be launched from the roof of seven buildings in Wan Chai and Admiralty.
  • A shore-to-shore show: The pyrotechnics will be launched in six layers, both skywards and from Tsim Sha Tsui towards the other side of the harbour.
  • Festive firework elements: Heart- and smiley-shaped fireworks will be launched to exude cheerfulness.
  • An awe-inspiring, immersive experience: Spectators will be able to fully immerse themselves in the spectacular show, as pyrotechnics will be launched close to the harbour front in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Pyrotechnic Display Animated Footage Preview and Download:


Countdown Highlight (HK Time 31/12/2013 2355 to 2410, GMT 1555 - 1610)

To share the excitement with global TV audience, the HKTB will provide satellite feed of the entire event for use by television broadcasters worldwide as the clock strikes midnight. Details of the satellite feed are as follows:

Via IS-21 24C CH-A (Covering The Americas, North America & South America)

  • Programme name: New Year. New World - Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations
  • On-air date & time: 31/12/2013 EST: 1055-1110 (HK time: 2355-2410) Free to air signal
  • Download link: 4146.5MHz
  • Symbol rate: 6.1113 MS/s
  • FEC: 3/4
  • Polarisation: Horizontal
  • System: SD NTSC
  • Format: Mpeg 2 16: 9 4:2:0 A1: A2 Stereo PGM
  • Encryption system: Free to air signal

Contact Information

  • Media Enquiries:
    Karisa Lui
    Assistant Manager, Marketing
    416-366-2389 or 1-800-563-4582 ext 24