SOURCE: Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Tourism Board

December 23, 2016 11:00 ET

NEWS ALERT - One of the Most Anticipated New Year Countdown Celebrations in Asia "Pyromusical" over Hong Kong's Iconic Victoria Harbour to bring in 2017

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - December 23, 2016) - On New Year's Eve (31 December), the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will stage a "Pyromusical", harmonising fireworks, pyrotechnics, lighting effects and music over the iconic Victoria Harbour and the city's breathtaking skyline to bring in 2017. This year, the show will be extended from 8 to 10 minutes, with new firework patterns of stars and butterflies on display, creating a symbol of hope and joy.

When the clock strikes midnight, the numerals 2017 will be displayed on the façade of the unique wing-shaped landmark ­-- the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre -- with fascinating fireworks and pyrotechnics launched concurrently from the waterfront and from the tops of surrounding skyscrapers on Hong Kong Island. As the perfect climax to the show, Victoria Harbour will be illuminated by special lighting effects, based on the concept of northern lights, after the grand finale of glitters and sparks. Prior to the show, at 10pm, a newly added street party with live performances will be hosted at the Tsim Sha Tsui Pier to hike up the ambience.

Pyrotechnic Display Animated Footage Preview and Download:
ftp://NYCD2016-b:445566@ftpsvr01.hktb.com/

BOCHK Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2017 - Satellite Feed
(HK Time 31/12/2016 23:55 to 24:10 (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 listed here and in the attached PDF:

Via IS-34 at 55.5 degree West, 12C Slot C 9MHz C BAND (Covering The Americas, North America & South America)

Programme name: BOCHK Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2017

  • On-air date & time: 31/12/2016 (GMT 1555-1610)
  • Download link: 3979.5MHz
  • Symbol rate: 7.2 MS/s
  • FEC: 3/4
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • System: HD NTSC (1080i 59.94Hz)
  • DVB-S2 8PSK
  • Format: Mpeg 4 16:9 4:2:0 A1:A2 Stereo PGM
  • Pilot: ON
  • Roll Off: 25%
  • Encryption System: Free to air signal

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