Hong Kong Tourism Board Provides Live Satellite Feed of "Love & Joy" - A Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebration "Pyromusical"

Dec 17, 2015, 13:10 ET from Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lighting up the sky once again to celebrate the New Year, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will stage a "pyromusical" which interweaves pyrotechnics with fireworks, special lighting effects and music on the night of December 31, 2015. A series of colorful pyrotechnics will be launched from the iconic Victoria Harbour and rooftops of various high-rise buildings on the waterfront of Hong Kong Island, complemented by fireworks and special lighting. The unique wing-shaped Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) will once again be the focal point for the show.

Playing off the theme of "Love & Joy," more than 160 smiles and heart shapes will be on display representing someone's smile, someone's love or someone's dream. The glittering sunshine and the iridescent colors of the rainbow will light up Victoria Harbour creating a symbol of hope. Complementing the show will be various greetings in different languages displayed on the LED screen on the façade of the HKCEC, adding to the visual impact and creating a joyful atmosphere for visitors from around the world.

To ensure that a global audience can share in the excitement, HKTB will provide a satellite feed of the entire event for use by television broadcasters worldwide.

1. Satellite Feed Details

Via IS-21 at 58 degree West, 24C CH-D 9MHz C BAND (Covering The Americas, North America & South America)

  • Program name: CTEG Hong Kong Countdown Celebrations
  • On-air date & time: 12/31/2015 (Local Time: 10:55 a.m.11:10 a.m. EST / 9:55 a.m.10:10 a.m. CST / 7:55 a.m.8:10 a.m. PST) – Free to air signal GMT 1555-1610) – Free to air signal
  • Download link: 4173.5MHz
  • Symbol rate: 7.2 MS/s
  • FEC: 3/4
  • Polarization: Horizontal
  • System: HD NTSC
  • DVB-S2 8PSK
  • Format: Mpeg 4 16:9 1080i 60Hz 4:2:0 A1 : A2 Stereo PGM
  • Encryption System: Free to air signal

For those not able to watch the celebrations in-person, the HKTB will also be live streaming the countdown on its YouTube page at youtube.com/HongKong.

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SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB)