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“Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations” Goes Online for the First TimeTo Ring in 2021 with the World and Showcase Hong Kong’s Unstoppable Energy

The Covid-19 pandemic is not going to stop the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) from sharing festive cheers and the appeal of Hong Kong with the rest of the world. This New Year’s Eve (31 December 2020), for the first time, the HKTB’s signature “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations” will go online. Everyone around the world can join in the celebration wherever they are located using their mobile phones or via computers.   

On 31 December, the HKTB’s website (discoverhongkong.com) and social media platforms (Facebook and YouTube) will begin showing a live countdown clock at 11pm (HKT) and 11:30pm (HKT) respectively. Once the clock strikes midnight, a two-minute video showing Victoria Harbour in all its glory as well as iconic landmarks in Hong Kong will follow, along with festive greetings sending blessings to the world. In addition to ushering in the New Year with people worldwide, it will also send the message that Hong Kong remains vibrant as ever in the New Year.   

The HKTB invites the global media to simulcast the “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations” and spread hopes and joy throughout the world. Please refer to page 3 to 5 for details about the simulcast.

This year’s “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations” will go online to usher in 2021 with people worldwide. Once the clock strikes midnight, a two-minute video will be shown on HKTB’s website and social media platforms, sending blessings to the world. Above are mock-up images of the video for illustration purpose.

Information of Video Footage Download, Social Media Livestreaming and Satellite Live Feed of “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations”

(Valid from 31 Dec 2020 to 1 Jan 2021)

IS19, 166.0 degree East (covering Mainland China, Taiwan, Australasia, South Asia & Southeast Asia)

Programme name: Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2021

On-air date & time: 31/12/2020 (GMT1550-1605)

IS-19 18C Slot C (9 MHz, C Band)

Downlink Frequency: 4064.5Mhz Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 7.2MS/s

FEC: 3/4

Polarization: Horizontal

System: HD 1080i50

DVB-S2 8PSK

Format: h.264 4:2:0 16:9 A1 : A2 Stereo

Pilot: ON

Roll Off: 20%

Encryption System: Free to Air

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

Programme name: Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2021

On-air date & time: 31/12/2020 (GMT1550-1605)

IS-34 12C Slot A (9 MHz, C Band)

Downlink Frequency: 3961.5 Mhz Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 7.2MS/s

FEC: 3/4

Polarization: Horizontal

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

Asiasat-5, 100.5 degree East (covering Asia, Mainland China, Taiwan, North Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, Australia, Eastern Europe & CIS)

Programme name: Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2021

On-air date & time: 31/12/2020 (GMT1550-1605)

AS5 TXP C7H-CH9B (9 MHz, C Band)

Downlink Frequency: 3866.5 MHz Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 7.2MS/s

FEC: 3/4

Polarization: Horizontal

System: HD 1080i50

DVB-S2 8PSK

Format: h.264 4:2:0 16:9 A1 : A2 Stereo

Pilot: ON

Roll Off: 20%

Encryption System: Free to Air

Eutelsat 10A, 10 degree East (covering Europe, Moscow (Russia), Northern Africa & Middle East)

Programme name: Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2021

On-air date & time: 31/12/2020 (GMT1550-1605)

E10A TXP B03 (9 MHz, Ku Band)

Downlink Frequency: 11060.2 MHz Horizontal

Symbol Rate: 7.2MS/s

FEC: 3/4

Polarization: Horizontal

System: HD 1080i50

DVB-S2 8PSK

Format: h.264 4:2:0 16:9 A1 : A2 Stereo

Pilot: ON

Roll Off: 20%

Encryption System: Free to Air

“Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations” video download:

The video will be available for download from 1 January 2021, 00:15 Hong Kong Time (31 December 2020, GMT 16:15)
(Download link: https://hktb.filecamp.com/s/2020_HKNYCD/fo)

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