SOURCE: Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Tourism Board

February 17, 2015 10:00 ET

NEWS ALERT: Hong Kong International Chinese New Year Night Parade Celebrates Its 20th Year

Free Satellite Feed & Fiber Signal for Live Broadcasting

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 17, 2015) - Hong Kong International Chinese New Year Night Parade, one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations around the globe is celebrating its 20th staging. With the theme of "Sweet 20, World Party", the night parade will feature 34 glittering floats and magnificent performing groups from all over the world.

The HKTB cordially invites TV stations to broadcast the parade, which will be held on 19 Feb 2015 (Thursday), first day of the Year of the Sheep, from 20:00-21:45 Hong Kong Time (GMT+8). Signals will be transmitted via satellite (free to air) and fiber for use by overseas broadcasters. Reuters' news subscribers can download parade footage from Reuters news feed. Below please find detailed information:

  • Satellite Live Feed (Free to air)

Date: 19 February 2015 (Thursday)
Approximate Time* : 20:00- 21:45 HK Time, GMT+8, subject to the parade progress
*Media can test the signal starting from 19:00 HK Time (ET 0600)

Details:

   TVBI Satellite Channels via IS19 C-Band
Programme Name  2015 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade
Downlink Frequency  L-Band: 1101
3851MHz
Channel  3 (PAL)
4 (NTSC)
Polarisation  Vertical
Symbol Rate  9.95MS/S
Fec  ¾
Format  4:3, SD with audio and video
TVB Logo  No
Covered Regions  Australia*, Canada, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia,
New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, USA
*(Please use IS19 KU-Band)
  • Fiber Live Signal

Date : 19 February 2015 (Thursday)
Approximate Time* : 20:00- 21:45 HK Time, GMT+8, subject to the parade progress
*Media can test the signal starting from 19:00 HK Time

Destination: London BT Tower, TATA BT Port - DABX V105 
Signal format: HD-SDI

TS: 15mbit/s
Video: HD-SDI 1080i50 MPEG4 12mbit/s (PID 33)
(H.264/AVC High @ level 4.0)
Audio 1: (SDI embedded 1, mpeg layer) (PID 34)
Audio 2: (SDI embedded 2, mpeg layer) (PID 35)
Source: TVB - ASI 3:5
  • Reuters News Feed

Reuters will telecast the parade. Reuters' news subscriber can download parade footage from Reuters news feed.

Event Highlights (programme is subjected to change)

Part Performing Groups & Floats   Category
Part 1 Opening ceremony & performance   
Cathay Pacific Airways   Float
Part 2 USA, Denver Broncos Cheerleaders   Cheerleading performance
Korea, People On Stage   Street dance performance
Part 3 The Philippines, Bacolod City MassKara   Folk dance performance
Japan, The Okinawa Drum Dance   Folk dance performance
Part 4 Russia, The Brass Band of Moscow Cadet Music School   Marching band performance
France, The Divas   Special characters & musical performance
Part 5 Hong Kong Cheung Keung Martial Arts Association   Dragon and lion dance
Part 6 Hong Kong Tourism Board   Float

The finale show, with a combination of different performing groups and floats, will take place from 21:15 to 21:45, HK Time, GMT +8.

For more details about the event, please visit:
http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/see-do/events-festivals/highlight-events/chinese-new-year-celebrations.jsp

Event press release and post-event photographs will be available after the parade:
http://partnernet.hktb.com/en/about_hktb/news/press_releases/index.html

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