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Today, Feb. 10th: Cathay Pacific Int’l Chinese New Year Night Parade in Hong Kong

February 10, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong is ready to celebrate the “Year of the Snake” in spectacular style with the 18(th) International Chinese New Year Night Parade – a permanent fixture on the international holiday calendar. Organized by Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), the iconic event will pay tribute to its theme “Happy @ HongKong” by offering spectators a thrilling, unique, and fun-filled procession during the first evening of the 2013 Chinese New Year (February 10(th)), found only in Asia’s World City.

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Hong Kong enjoys a reputation for its vibrant Chinese New Year Celebration, which has been ranked by Forbes as one of the World’s 10 Best Events. With the International Chinese New Year Night Parade set to be one of this year’s highlights, the exhilarating display will feature a total of 36 participating units from over 14 countries and regions – 13 intricately-designed floats, 11 local performance groups, and 12 international troupes of entertainers, nine of which will be participating in the legendary parade for the first time ever.

This year’s international performers include an impressive roster of remarkable acts, such as stunts by Mainland China’s Hangu Playing-cymbals Dragon-lion Artistic Troupe; folk dance groups from Bolivia and Japan; precision roller skaters from Estonia; and the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks Cheerleaders, the Seattle Sea Gals.

To facilitate coverage of the event, HKTB has arranged satellite feeds (free to air) for use by television broadcasters worldwide.

Satellite Live Feed

This will be a LIVE broadcast of the last 30 minutes of the Parade. Please refer to the show rundown below.

    Date             : 10 February 2013
    Approximate Time :  21:15 - 21:45 (HK Time, GMT +8) /8:15 AM EST /7:15 AM CST /
                        5:15 AM PST
                       Subject to Parade Progress
                       TVBI satellite channels via IS8   TVB8 satellite channel via
                                                                 Asiasat 3S
                                    C-BAND                         C-BAND
                                    ------                         ------
    Downlink Frequency           L-Band: 1101                     3729MHz
    ---                            -------
    Channel                         3 (PAL)                       1 (PAL)
                                  4 (NTSC)
    ---                            -------
    Polarisation                   Vertical                      Horizontal
    ------------                   --------                      ----------
    Symbol Rate                    9.95MS/S                      13.650MS/S
    -----------                    --------                      ----------
    Fec                                            3/4                            3/4
    ---                                            ---                            ---
    Format              4:3, SD with audio (commentary  4:3, SD with audio (Mandarin
                              included) and video      commentary included) and video
    ------             ------------------------------- ------------------------------
    TVB Logo                        No logo                      TVB8 logo
    --------                        -------                      ---------

Live Show Rundown

           Time                             Rundown
           ----                             -------
    21:15 - 21:45 HK
     Time               Show Line-up
    8:15 AM EST /7:15
     AM CST /           -          DANCETRINITY Studio Salsa Team
    5:15 AM PST, US      -         Equator Dragon & Blue Sky Regiment
     TIME                Marching Band
                         -         Zwilling J.A. Henckels (Cheong Hing
                         Store Ltd) [Float]
                        -          SDM Jazz & Ballet Academie
                        -          The Spanish Sun, Spain
                        -          The Hong Kong Jockey Club [Float]
                         -         Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Association,
                        -          Infinity Dance Studio
                        -          Avon Lee International Magic
                        -          Seattle Sea Gals & Blitz, USA
                        -          Hong Kong Tourism Board [Float]
                         -         Cheung Keung Martial Arts

                         *Parade line-up is subject to change without
                         prior notice.
    ---                 ---------------------------------------------

Ten minutes of highlighted Parade footage will be available at the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) below beginning on February 11, 2013 at 7AM HK Time (February 10, 2013 at 6PM EST, US Time)

SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board

Source: PR Newswire