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Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations

See Flying Dragon Leap for A Prosperous 2012 (December 30, 2011)

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/30/11 -- For the fifth year in a row, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) is organising the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations on the night of 31 December 2011. Heralding the Western New Year and in anticipation of the Year of the Dragon on the Chinese lunar calendar, the Celebrations will take on the theme "Soaring Dragon with a Happy Heart".

This year's spectacular pyrotechnic show will last for four minutes, greeting the world with "Happy New Year" created by pyrotechnic effects appearing above Victoria Harbour for the first time. A "golden dragon" will also spiral up Two ifc, symbolising a vibrant new year for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.

To ensure global audiences can share the excitement in Hong Kong, the HKTB will provide satellite feed of the entire event for use by television broadcasters worldwide. The following are details of the countdown event satellite feed.

1. Event Rundown for the Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date Time Activity ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 31 Dec 11:59pm - Countdown Celebrations Officiating Ceremony begins 2011 (EST: 10:59) - Numeric countdown in LED lights commences on the facade of Two ifc and rooftops of the 10 participating buildings for final countdown ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 Jan 12 midnight - The numerals "2012" in LED lights appear on the 2012 (EST: 1100, facade of Two ifc with new theme music "Soaring 31 Dec, 2011) Dragon with a Happy Heart" -The four-minute pyrotechnic show commences at the 10 buildings, with "Happy New Year" displayed on their rooftops ----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Via IS-9 24C CH-D (Covering The Americas, North America & South America)

-- Programme name: 2012 Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations -- On-air date & time: 31/12/2011 (HK time: 2350 - 2405, EST: 1050-1105) - Free to air signal -- Download link: 4173.5 MHz -- Symbol rate: 6.1113 MS/s -- FEC: 3/4 -- Polarization: Horizontal -- System: SD NTSC -- DVB-S QPSK -- Format: Mpeg 2 4:2:0 -- Encryption System: Free to air signal

Media may visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKdquARCZTI for animated footage of the pyrotechnic display or download the footage from below ftp site: ftp://202.85.167.142/.

Username: nyluk

Password: et546h908jt4h80

For press release & photos download, please visit: http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/about-hktb/press-releases.html.

Contacts:
Media Contact:
Hong Kong Tourism Board
Karisa Lui
(416)366-2389 or 1-800-563-4582
karisa.lui@hktb.com
www.DiscoverHongKong.com/canada


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