Hong Kong to welcome 2019 with Pyromusical over Victoria Harbour ·

Hong Kong to welcome 2019 with Pyromusical over Victoria Harbour

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will usher in the New Year with a spectacular pyromusical above the iconic Victoria Harbour.

The Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2019 will take place on 31 December 2018 from 11:55pm (local time). The performance will run for 10 minutes and feature landmarks including the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which will display the numerals “2019” and deliver New Year blessings in various languages on its façade.

The celebration of light and music will culminate as the “Celestial Kaleidoscope” dazzles Hong Kong with brilliant flashes of technicolor hues. Its morphing patterns and varying colours will further enrich the visual and musical elements to create a unique celebratory ambience. The finale will feature 45 different patterns of pyrotechnics and fireworks clustered together for one minute.

The fireworks display and lighting effects have been choreographed in synchrony with a festive soundtrack, highlighted by a hint of traditional Chinese music. From 11:00pm, spectators are invited to make a wish upon the (pyrotechnic) shooting stars launched from various rooftops.

The HKTB will provide a satellite live feed and video footage for media organisations wishing to broadcast the event live or include the festivities in their New Year’s Eve countdown round-ups, details are as follows:

Details of satellite live feed:

Signal testing time: 31 Dec 2018, 20:00-20:15 Hong Kong Time (GMT12:00-12:15)
Show time: 31 Dec 2018, 23:55-24:10 Hong Kong Time (GMT15:55-16:10)
IS19, 166.0 degree East (covering Mainland China, Taiwan, Australasia, South Asia & Southeast Asia)
Programme name: Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations 2019- 2019香港除夕倒數
On-air date & time: 31/12/2018 (GMT1555-1610)
IS-19 18C Slot A (9 MHz, C Band)
Downlink Frequency: 4046.5Mhz Horizontal
Symbol Rate: 7.2MS/s
FEC: 3/4
Polarization: Horizontal
System: HD 1080i50
Format: h.264 4:2:0 16:9 A1 : A2 Stereo
Pilot: ON
Roll Off: 20%
Encryption System: Free to Air

Immediate technical support: Tel: (+852) 2888 1944/ (+852) 2883 2867 HKTB Communications – Ms. Vanessa So / Mr. Cameron Tong Tel: (852) 6533 3400 / (852) 6574 3788

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