One of the Most Celebrated New Year Countdown Celebrations in Asia – Hong Kong Welcomes 2019 with Pyromusical over Victoria Harbour

CBJ Newsmakers

TORONTO, Dec. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will present a spectacular pyromusical at the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2019 to usher in the New Year above Victoria Harbour on December 31. The HKTB will provide satellite live feed of the pyromusical for media organisations worldwide to broadcast the event live and celebrate the New Year with the audience around the globe.

The 10-minute pyromusical will take the stage against the Hong Kong’s iconic skyline once the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. The featured landmark Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will display the numerals “2019” and deliver New Year blessings to the global audience in various languages on its façade. The celebration of light and music culminates as the “Celestial Kaleidoscope” dazzles Hong Kong with brilliant flashes of technicolour hues. Its morphing patterns and varying colours further enrich the visual and musical feast and step up the celebratory ambience. The grand finale of the 10-minute fireworks splendour will feature 45 different patterns of pyrotechnics and fireworks in one minute, projecting patterns such as smiley face and heart to fill the hearts of the audience with hope and joy for another bright year ahead.

Adorned by the exquisite fireworks by an award-winning maker in Italy, the extravaganza of vibrant fireworks, pyrotechnics and beam lighting effects illuminate the Victoria Harbour across multiple levels, from the sea, land to rooftops of skyscrapers. The fireworks display and lighting effects are gracefully choreographed as perfect partners in synchrony with the festive soundtrack, highlighted by a tint of traditional Chinese music. From 11:00 pm on New Year’s Eve, the public is also welcome to make a wish on the pyrotechnic shooting stars launched from rooftops of high-rising buildings at the Victoria Harbour.

Information of Satellite Live Feed and Video Footage Download

  • Image download: https://bit.ly/2riVbpz (Valid until 28 February 2019)
  • Video (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgWnrEwaIfE
    • Reference videos and images of a fireworks display are available for download at the Dropbox link above.
    • Post-event video footage and photos of fireworks display will be available for download from January 1, 2019, 03:00 Hong Kong Time (December 31, 2018 GMT 19:00). Media interested in broadcasting the show may download the material from the Dropbox link above.
       
  • Details of satellite feed for broadcasters:
Signal testing time 31 Dec 2018, 20:00-20:15 Hong Kong Time (GMT12:00-12:15)
Show time 31 Dec 2018, 23:55-24:10 Hong Kong Time (GMT15:55-16:10)
Immediate technical support and enquiry Immediate technical support
Tel: (+852) 2888 1944, (+852) 2883 2867
HKTB Communications – Ms. Vanessa So / Mr. Cameron Tong
Tel: (852) 6533 3400 / (852) 6574 3788

IS21, 58.0 degree West (covering the Americas, North America & South America)
Programme name: Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2019 「2019香港除夕倒數」
On-air date & time: 31/12/2018 (GMT1555-1610)
IS-21 19C Slot A (9 MHz, C Band)
Downlink Frequency: 4066.4Mhz Vertical
Symbol Rate: 7.2MS/s
FEC: 3/4
Polarization: Vertical
System: HD 1080i59.94
DVB-S2 8PSK
Format: h.264  4:2:0  16:9   A1 : A2 Stereo
Pilot: ON
Roll Off: 20%
Encryption System: Free to Air

For more information about the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2019, please visit the HKTB’s website: www.discoverhongkong.com/countdown.

For media enquiries, please contact Karisa Lui, Tel: (800) 563-4582/(416) 366-2389 ext 204, Karisa.lui@hktb.com.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/76e23739-f350-4ed2-b917-ec7a3e3affba

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