NYC Celebrates Annual Hong Kong Chinese New Year Parade

By  USDR

Hong Kong International Chinese New Year Night Parade, one of the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations around the globe is celebrating its 20th year. With the theme of “Sweet 20, World Party,” the night parade will feature 34 glittering floats and magnificent performing groups from all over the world. Of the selected groups, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has chosen the National Football League’s Denver Broncos Cheerleaders to represent the U.S. The group will unveil a brand-new performance exclusive to the world-renowned  parade.

To kick-off the Chinese New Year celebrations, the HKTB has rolled out a new show in the Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show, covering the facade of the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Clock Tower with festive elements, including fai chun (Chinese New Yearcouplets) and sizzling firecrackers. The show is running until March 18 (except February  18-20).

The HKTB cordially invites TV stations to broadcast the parade which will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, the first day of the Year of the Sheep, 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) andfiber for use by overseas broadcasters. Reuters‘ news subscribers can download parade footage from Reuters news feed. Below please find detailed  information.

Satellite Live Feed (Free to air)
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
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 3:00 a.m. PST/6:00 a.m.  EST

Satellite Feed Details

TVBI Satellite Channels via IS19 C-Band

TVB8 Satellite Channel via AsiaSat 7 C-Band

Program Name

2015 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade

2015 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade

Downlink Frequency

L-Band: 1101

3851MHz

3729MHz

Channel

3 (PAL)

4 (NTSC)

1 (PAL)

Polarisation

Vertical

Horizontal

Symbol Rate

9.95MS/S

16.1650MS/S

Fec

¾

¾

Format

4:3, SD with audio and video

4:3, SD with audio and video

TVB Logo

No

Yes, with TVB8 logo

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

Fiber Live Signal
Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015
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 3:00 a.m. PST/6:00 a.m . EST

Destination: London BT Tower, TATA BT Port –  DABX V105
Signal format:  HD-SDI

TS:

15mbit/s

Video:

HD-SDI 1080i50 MPEG4 12mbit/s (PID 33) (H.264/AVC High @ level 4.0)

Audio 1:

(SDI embedded 1, mpeg layer) (PID 34)

Audio 2:

(SDI embedded 2, mpeg layer) (PID 35)

Source:

TVB – ASI 3:5

Reuters News Feed
Reuters will telecast the parade. Reuters’ news subscriber can download parade footage from Reuters news  feed.

Event Highlights (program is subjected to  change)

Part

Performing Groups & Floats

Category

Part 1

Opening ceremony & performance

Cathay Pacific Airways

Float

Part 2

USA, Denver Broncos Cheerleaders

Cheerleading performance

Korea, People On Stage

Street dance performance

Part 3

The Philippines, Bacolod City MassKara

Folk dance performance

Japan, The Okinawa Drum Dance

Folk dance performance

Part 4

Russia, The Brass Band of Moscow Cadet Music School

Marching band performance

France, The Divas

Special characters & musical performance

Part 5

Hong Kong Cheung Keung Martial Arts Association

Dragon and lion dance

Part 6

Hong Kong Tourism Board

Float

The finale show will take place from 5:00 a.m.-6:45 a.m. PST/8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m. EST with a combination of different performing groups and  floats.

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

Hong Kong Pulse 3D Light Show materials can be downloaded from the HKTB website:

SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism  Board

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