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Hong Kong Rings in the New Year with the First-Ever Arts Spectacular across Victoria Harbour

HONG KONG & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hong Kong will ring in the New Year with a dazzling light art extravaganza, featuring radiant lights along the entire Victoria Harbour waterfront, the city’s flagship Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New Year countdown lights on the recently opened M+.


Starting on New Year’s Eve, the 216-feet-tall LED facade of M+, Asia’s first global museum of contemporary visual culture, will showcase a sweeping, high-contrast visual tale created by talented local digital artists as a homage to the city’s various landmarks, neighbourhoods, and vibrant arts and culture scene. It will be transformed into a countdown clock, which will travel across the rich cityscape of Hong Kong during the final minute of 2021, before eventually splashing the numerals “2022” and New Year’s greetings across its screen as the clock strikes midnight.

Beneath the bright lights of the prominent skyscrapers ringing in the New Year along Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the city’s flagship orchestra and winner of the Gramophone Orchestra of the Year award in 2019, will perform energetic, jubilant music for a global audience in an outdoor concert in the West Kowloon Cultural District as Hong Kong celebrates the New Year.

Live satellite and social media feeds (details on page 3) of the spectacular experience will be provided to media organisations worldwide by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).

The Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations can be viewed live on the HKTB’s YouTube channel.

For more information about the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations, please visit https://www.discoverhongkong.com/countdown.

Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebration Moments will be captured in live satellite and social media feeds

Information for Video and Image Download

Information for Satellite Live Feed and Social Media Livestreaming of “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations”

1. Details of Satellite Feed for Broadcasters:

Signal testing time

31 Dec 2021, 20:00-20:15 Hong Kong Time

31 Dec 2021, 4:00 am – 4:15 am PST

31 Dec 2021, 7:00 am – 7:15 am EST

Live feed time

31 Dec 2021, 23:55-24:10 Hong Kong Time

31 Dec 2021, 7:55 am – 8: 10 am PST

31 Dec 2021, 10:55 am – 11:10 am EST

Technical support

Tel: (852) 2888 1944 / (852) 2883 2867

IS34, 55.5 degree West (covering the Americas, North America & South America)

  • Programme name: New Year Countdown Event
  • On-air date & time: 31/12/2021 (GMT1555-1610)
  • Satellite: IntelSat 34 (55.5° WEST) / C-band
  • Transponder: 12C Slot A (9 MHz)
  • Uplink Frequency: 6186.5 MHz (Vertical)
  • Downlink Frequency: 3961.5 MHz (Horizontal)
  • Symbol Rate: 7.2 Msps
  • FEC: 3/4
  • Video Format: HD 1080/60i 4:2:0
  • Aspect Radio: 16:9
  • Audio Assignment: A1 : A2 Stereo
  • Modulation: DVB-S2/8PSK
  • Pilot: ON
  • Roll Off: 0.2
  • Encoding Bit Rate: 14.0 Mbps (MPEG4 H.264)
  • Encryption: NIL – Free to Air

2. Details of Social Media Livestreaming:

Social Media Platforms

YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/hongkongtc (Cantonese)

YouTube URL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=466gaaYq5FE

Signal testing time

31 Dec 2021, 23:30-23:54 Hong Kong Time

31 Dec 2021, 7:30 am – 7:54 am PST

31 Dec 2021, 10:30 am – 10:54 am EST

Livestreaming time

31 Dec 2021, 23:55-24:10 Hong Kong Time

31 Dec 2021, 7:55 am – 8: 10 am PST

31 Dec 2021, 10:55 am – 11:10 am EST

Technical support

Immediate technical support:

Tel: (852) 9773 7654 / (852) 9190 7195

HKTB Digital Marketing: Mr. Anson Hung / Ms. Lisa Ho

Tel: (852) 2807 6302 / (852) 2807 6225

 

Contacts

Anne Gomm

PR Manager

Hong Kong Tourism Board (Los Angeles)

310-308-9805 cell

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