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



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

"Happy @ HongKong" Satellite Feed Broadcasting Worldwide Promptly at 8:15 AM
EST / 7:15 AM CST / 5:15 AM PST

PR Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 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.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130210/NY57280 )

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 TVB8 satellite channel via
                   IS8                         Asiasat 3S
                   C-BAND                      C-BAND
Downlink Frequency L-Band: 1101                3729MHz
                   3851MHz
Channel            3 (PAL)                     1 (PAL)
                   4 (NTSC)
Polarisation       Vertical                    Horizontal
Symbol Rate        9.95MS/S                    13.650MS/S
Fec                3/4                         3/4
                   4:3, SD with audio          4:3, SD with audio (Mandarin
Format             (commentary included) and   commentary included) and video
                   video
TVB Logo           No logo                     TVB8 logo

Live Show Rundown 

Time                        Rundown
                            Show Line-up

                            -          DANCETRINITY Studio Salsa Team

                            -          Equator Dragon & Blue Sky Regiment
                            Marching Band

                            -          Zwilling J.A. Henckels (Cheong Hing
                            Store Ltd) [Float]

                            -          SDM Jazz & Ballet Academie

                            -          The Spanish Sun, Spain

21:15 – 21:45 HK Time       -          The Hong Kong Jockey Club [Float]
8:15 AM EST / 7:15 AM CST /
                            -          Tokyo Koenji Awaodori Association,
5:15 AM PST, US TIME        Japan

                            -          Infinity Dance Studio

                            -          Avon Lee International Magic

                            -          Seattle Sea Gals & Blitz, USA

                            -          Hong Kong Tourism Board [Float]

                            -          Cheung Keung Martial Arts Association

                             

                            *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) 

  o FTP Link: ftp://kwc-b:5sn19j4uw@202.85.167.142
  o Folder: 2013 ICNYP footage

SOURCE Hong Kong Tourism Board

Contact: Quinn Doan / Bruno Guerra, Hong Kong Tourism Board, +1-323-938-7265,
+1-323-938-7261, Quinn.Doan@hktb.com, Bruno.Guerra@hktb.com; Min Tak / Erica
Mapa, Coyne PR, +1-973-588-2000, MTak@coynepr.com, Emapa@coynepr.com
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