Hong Kong International Chinese New Year Night Parade Celebrates its 21st Year

Free Satellite Feed & Fiber Signal for Broadcasting

27 Jan, 2016, 16:34 ET from Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organized by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade, one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations around the globe is celebrating its 21st year. With the theme of "Playground of the World • Party of the Year," the parade will feature 13 festive floats as well as 22 performance groups from all over the world. Of the selected groups, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has chosen the National Football League's Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders to represent the U.S. The group will unveil a brand-new performance exclusive to the world-renowned parade.

In addition to the magnificent floats and world-renowned performance groups, the parade will also include the following:

  • Costumed characters of Star Wars Storm Troopers and Darth Vader, the Sanrio family's Hello Kitty and Pom Pom Purin, among many others
  • 10 music zones with local youth bands performing to wish the audience a Happy Chinese New Year
  • An almost 3 stories tall inflatable Snoopy balloon wearing a Chinese New Year costume will appear next to the Space Museum to welcome all participants

The HKTB cordially invites TV stations to broadcast the parade which will be held on Monday, Feb 8, 2016, the first day of the Year of the Monkey, from 4:00 a.m.-5:45 a.m. PST/7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. EST. Signals will be transmitted via satellite (free to air) and fiber for use by overseas broadcasters. Below please find detailed information.

Satellite Feed (Free to air)
Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Approximate Time*: 4:00 a.m.-5:45 a.m. PST/7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. EST, subject to the parade progress
*Media can test the signal starting from 1:00 a.m. PST/4:00 a.m. EST

Satellite Feed Details


TVBI Satellite Channels via IS19

C-Band

TVBI Satellite Channels via IS19

C-Band

Content

-          "2016 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade" Show, provided by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB)

-          With commercial break. For re-editing use

Downlink Frequency

3851MHz

L-Band: 1299MHz

3729MHz

Channel

3 (PAL)

4 (NTSC)

5 (PAL (HD))

1 (PAL)




Polarisation

Vertical

Horizontal

Symbol Rate

10.8MS/s

13.650MS/S

Fec

3/5

3/4

Format

Ch.3: 4:3 SD (PAL) with audio & video

Ch.4: 4:3 SD (NTSC) with audio & video

Ch.5: 16:9 (HD) with audio & video

4:3, SD (PAL) with audio & video

Modulation

DVB-S2 8PSK

na

TVB Logo

No

With TVB8 logo

Commercial Break

Yes

Yes

Covered Regions

Australia*, Canada, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia,

New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, USA

*(Please use IS19 KU-Band)

China, Indonesia, Korea,

Malaysia, Philippines,

Singapore, Taiwan, USA

Emergency Contact for Satellite Feed
TVB Technical Support and Operation Department
Mr. Simon Cham (Tel: 852-9876-8504)

Fiber Signal
Date: Monday, February 8, 2016
Approximate Time*: 4:00 a.m.-5:45 a.m. PST/7:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. EST, subject to the parade progress
*Media can test the signal starting from 1:00 a.m. PST/4:00 a.m. EST

Destination: London BT Tower (Port No.: BT DABX 103)     
Signal format: HD-SDI

Fiber Signal Details

Content

-          "2016 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade" Show, provided by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB)

-          Without commercial break

TS

15mbit/s

Video

HD 1080i50 MPEG4 12mbit/s (PID 33)

(H.264/AVC High @ level 4.0)

Audio 1

(embedded 1, mpeg layer) (PID 34)

Audio 2

(embedded 2, mpeg layer) (PID 35)

Commercial Break

No

Logo

No

Emergency Contact for Fiber Signal
MSOC 24-hour Hotline:
Tel: +91-20-6615 3391/ +91-20-6615 3393
Email: media.soc@tatacommunications.com

Satellite Feed and Fiber Signal Testing

Date:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016



Satellite Feed:

11:00 p.m. PST-08:00 a.m. PST/02:00 a.m. EST-11:00 a.m. EST (9 hours)

Fiber Signal:

03:00 a.m. PST-04:00 a.m. PST/06:00 a.m. EST-07:00 a.m. EST (1 hour)

Signal Content:

Hong Kong TVB Jade Instant Screen (with TVB logo)

Notes to Editors:
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

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150409/197688LOGO

 


SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)



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