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Hong Kong Tourism Board offers live satellite feed of New Year Countdown Celebrations

Hong Kong Tourism Board offers live satellite feed of New Year Countdown Celebrations

Ushering in the new year for audiences worldwide, Hong Kong will deliver its biggest and most spectacular New Year Countdown Celebration in history, including an extended “Pyromusical” show launched from the iconic Victoria Harbour as midnight approaches on December 31, 2016.


Fireworks, colorful pyrotechnics, music and an all-new light show featuring patterns symbolizing stars, butterflies and a 20-gun salute will illuminate Hong Kong’s skies during the awe-inspiring celebration. Spectators will also be able to “wish upon a shooting star” when pyrotechnic “shooting stars” representing good wishes for happiness, health, fortune, and wealth are launched from the rooftops of various buildings on Hong Kong Island every 15 minutes starting at 11 p.m. The celebration will conclude with a spectacular light show themed around the concept of northern lights for a fitting welcome to the new year.

As part of this celebration, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will also host a lively street party featuring various artist performances starting at 10 p.m. at the Tsim Sha Tsui Pier.

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

1. Satellite Feed Details

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

• Program name: BOCHK Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2017

• On-air date & time: 12/31/2016 (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: 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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