Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Tourism Board

December 28, 2012 09:00 ET

Video News Alert: "New Year. New World-Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations"

The largest-ever pyrotechnic show to be launched from both Land and Sea

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 28, 2012) - The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will stage the "New Year. New World - Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations" on New Year's Eve (31 December) which is the largest-ever pyrotechnic show in the event's history. Lasting eight minutes and featuring both land- and sea-based pyrotechnics for the first time, the show will be synchronised with tailor-made theme music, with pyrotechnics launched in three tiers - Victoria Harbour, the focal point of the show, the landmark Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), and various buildings in Wan Chai - highlighting the depth and rippling layers of Hong Kong's night vistas.

To ensure global audiences can share the excitement in Hong Kong, the HKTB will provide satellite feed of the entire event for use by television broadcasters worldwide. The following are details of the countdown event satellite feed.

  1. Event Rundown for the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations:
Date Time Activity
31 Dec 2012 11:59pm • The numerical countdown of the last 10 seconds of 2012 in LED lights commences on the façade of the HKCEC.
• A numeric pyrotechnic display from the rooftops of the other five participating buildings on Hong Kong Island for the final countdown begins.
1 Jan 2013 12 midnight • The eight-minute choreographed "pyrotechnic musical" commences, with the pyrotechnics launched from the harbour and surrounding buildings at the same time.
• For the first time, pyrotechnics with special firecrackers and whistle-like sound effects will be used to enhance the excitement.
• The numerals "2013" in LED lights appear on the façade of HKCEC to the accompaniment of theme music.
1 Jan 2013 12:08am • The pyrotechnics show ends
Please visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJJEgqffXxw&feature=youtu.be for an animated footage of the pyrotechnic display.
  1. Satellite Live Feed Details:

Countdown Highlight (HK Time 31/12/2012 2355 to 2410, GMT 1555 - 1610)

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

  • Programme name: New Year. New World - Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations
  • On-air date & time: 31/12/2012 (HK time: 2355-2410, EST: 1055-1110) Free to air signal
  • Download link: 4164.5MHz
  • Symbol rate: 6.1113 MS/s
  • FEC: 3/4
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • System: SD NTSC
  • DVB-S QPSK
  • Format: Mpeg 2 16: 9 4:2:0 A1 : A2 Stereo PGM
  • Encryption System: Free to air signal

To download the animated footage from FTP site:

FTP link: ftp://kw.chan-b:6gh8rjs4a@202.85.167.142

Folder: Pyro Animation

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