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

HONG KONG & LOS ANGELES – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Hong Kong will ring in the New Years with a dazzling light art show, featuring radiant lights across the Victoria Harbor waterfront, the city’s flagship Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Year’s countdown lights on the newly opened M +.

Starting on New Years Eve, the 216-foot-tall LED facade of M +, Asia’s premier contemporary visual culture museum, will feature a high-contrast visual tale created by talented local digital artists as a tribute to the diverse monuments of the city. , neighborhoods and a dynamic artistic and cultural scene. It will be transformed into a countdown clock, which will traverse Hong Kong’s rich cityscape in the last minute of 2021, before finally splashing the numbers “2022” and New Year’s greetings across its screen as the clock strikes midnight.

Under the bright lights of the prominent skyscrapers ringing the New Years Eve along Victoria Harbor, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the city’s flagship orchestra and winner of the Gramophone The 2019 Orchestra of the Year award will perform energetic and jubilant music for a global audience at an open-air concert in the West Kowloon Cultural District as Hong Kong celebrates New Years.

Live satellite and social media feeds (details on page 3) of the spectacular experience will be provided to media organizations around the world by the Hong Kong Tourist Board (HKTB).

The Hong Kong New Year’s countdown celebrations can be watched live on HKTB’s YouTube channel.

For more information on the Hong Kong New Years countdown celebrations, please visit https://www.discoverhongkong.com/countdown.

Hong Kong New Years countdown celebratory moments to be captured live via satellite and social media

Information for downloading videos and images

Information for the live satellite stream and live social media broadcast of “Hong Kong New Years Countdown Celebrations”

1. Details of satellite stream for broadcasters:

Signal test time

December 31, 2021, 8:00 PM-8: 15 PM Hong Kong Time

December 31, 2021, 4:00 a.m. to 4:15 a.m. PST

December 31, 2021, 7:00 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. EST

Live feed time

December 31, 2021, 23: 55-24: 10 Hong Kong time

December 31, 2021, 7:55 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. PST

December 31, 2021, 10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. EST

Technical support

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

IS34, 55.5 degrees West (covering the Americas, North America and South America)

  • Program Name: New Year’s Countdown Event

  • Broadcast date and time: 12/31/2021 (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

  • Radio aspect: 16: 9

  • Audio assignment: A1: A2 stereo

  • Modulation: DVB-S2 / 8PSK

  • Pilot: ON

  • Unfolding: 0.2

  • Encoding bit rate: 14.0 Mbps (MPEG4 H.264)

  • Encryption: NIL – Free to air

2. Social Media Live Stream Details:

Social media platforms

Youtube channel

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

YouTube URL

Signal test time

December 31, 2021, 11:30 p.m. – 11:54 p.m. Hong Kong time

December 31, 2021, 7:30 a.m. to 7:54 a.m. PST

December 31, 2021, 10:30 a.m. – 10:54 a.m. EST

Live broadcast time

December 31, 2021, 23: 55-24: 10 Hong Kong time

December 31, 2021, 7:55 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. PST

December 31, 2021, 10:55 a.m. – 11:10 a.m. EST

Technical support

Immediate technical support:

Phone. : (852) 9773 7654 / (852) 9190 7195

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

Phone. : (852) 2807 6302 / (852) 2807 6225

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