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Reminder: Strongest International Line-Up Ever At the Hong Kong International Chinese New Year Night Parade

Free Satellite Feed & Fiber Signal for Broadcasting

HONG KONG, Feb. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hong Kong Tourism Board announces the annual celebratory event, the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade, will be held on the first day of Lunar New Year (16 February) from 20:00-21:45 in Tsim Sha Tsui. The celebratory spirit is aptly summed up with the theme “Best Fortune. World Party.

International Chinese New Year Night Parade
The parade will feature 14 international performing troupes, many of which are world-class performers.


In addition to showcasing nine decorative floats, this year the parade has been scaled up to feature the strongest-ever international performance line-up, including 14 international and 11 local performing troupes, for a total of 34 performing groups, some of which are world champions or world record holders. They will provide challenging performances and dynamic entertainment for spectators along the parade route.

  • XPOGO Stunt Team from the USA, holder of 13 Guinness World Records
  • Diaboloism from Taiwan, world champion in Diabolo
  • Zee Comedy Magic & Zeejay Juggler from the Czech Republic, awards winner and world record holder
  • Unicycle Circus Theatre Witty Look from Japan, winner of various International Busking Awards
  • Jugglers Vision from Japan, three-time National Juggling winner in Japan; includes a performer from Cirque du Soleil

/EIN News/ -- For details of the 2018 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade, please visit the HKTB website: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/ca/see-do/events-festivals/highlight-events/chinese-new-year-celebrations.jsp.

The HKTB cordially invites TV stations to broadcast the parade on 16 February 2018, from 20:00-21:45* Hong Kong Time (GMT+8). Signals will be transmitted via Satellite and Fiber for use by overseas broadcasters. Below please find detailed information:

  • Satellite Feed (Free to air)
    Date: 16 February 2018 (Friday)
    Time: 20:00 - 21:45* HKT (12:00-13:45 GMT)
    *subject to the parade progress
    (Media can test the signal starting from 17:00 HKT (09:00 GMT))

Details:

  TVBI Satellite Channels via IS19@166E C-Band
Content - “2018 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade” Show, provided by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB)
Downlink Frequency 3851MHz
L-Band: 1299MHz
Channel (ID) Utility 1 HD (ID: 1032)
Utility 2 HD (ID: 1033)
Polarisation Vertical
Symbol Rate 10.8MS/s
Fec 3/5
Format (Video) Mpeg-4 AVC HD 1080i/50
(Audio) Mpeg-1 Layer II
Modulation DVB-S2 8PSK
TVB Logo No
Commercial Break No
Covered Regions Australia*, Canada, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, USA
*(Please use TVB Anywhere)

Emergency contact for satellite feed:
TVB Technical Support
Duty Engineer – Tel: +852 2335 2077

  • Fiber Signal (Point to Point to BT Tower)
    Date: 16 February 2018 (Friday)
    Time: 20:00 - 21:45* HKT (1200-1345 GMT)
    *subject to the parade progress
    (Media can test the signal starting from 19:30 HKT (11:30 GMT))

    Destination: London BT Tower (Port No.: BT DABX 101)
    Signal format: HD-SDI

Details:

Content - “2018 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade” Show, provided by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB)
- Without commercial break and logo
TS 15mbit/s
Video HD 1080i50 MPEG4 12mbit/s (PID 33)
(H.264/AVC High @ level 4.0)
Audio 1 (embedded 1, mpeg layer) (PID 34)
Audio 2 (embedded 2, mpeg layer) (PID 35)
TVB Logo No
Commercial Break No

Emergency contact for fiber signal:
MSOC 24-hour Hotline
Tel: +91-20-6615 3391/ +91-20-6615 3393
Email: media.soc@tatacommunications.com

TVB Technical Support
Mr. Sean Leung – Tel: +852 6076 6544 or Duty Engineer - Tel: +852 9848 6303

  • Satellite Feed and Fiber Signal Testing
Date: 12 February 2018 (Monday)
Satellite Feed: 12:00 – 21:00 HK Time  (04:00 – 13:00 GMT) (9 hours)
Fiber Signal: 18:00 – 18:30 HK Time (10:00 – 10:30 GMT) (30 minutes)
Signal Content: Hong Kong TVB Jade instant screen

Notes to Editors:

  • Media can download the press release and related images from:
    ftp://2018ICNYP-a:445566@ftpsvr01.hktb.com/ (valid until 31 March 2018)
    Event images and event highlight video will be available after the event at 03:00 HKT (GMT +8) on Saturday, 17 February 2018.

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/47ccb144-b385-44bf-85d8-a092e5cf0610

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