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Reminder-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) -- 12/31/12 -- 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
                              facade 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           
                              - The numerals "2013" in LED lights appear on 
                              the facade of HKCEC to the accompaniment of   
                              theme music.                                  
1 Jan 2013     12:08am        - The pyrotechnics show ends                  
Please visit for
an animated footage of the pyrotechnic display.                             

2.  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 
--  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@

Folder: Pyro Animation

Hong Kong Tourism Board
9 Temperance Street, Ground Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1Y6
(416) 366-2389 or 1-800-563-4582
(416) 366-1098 (FAX)

Karisa Lui
(416) 3662389 ext 24

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