Hong Kong is Going Big for 2024 with its New Year Countdown Musical Fireworks Extravaganza

HKTB provides satellite live feed and social media livestreaming of countdown celebrations at Victoria Harbour

Fireworks illuminate Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour (Photo: Business Wire)

HONG KONG & LOS ANGELES--()--As the world eagerly anticipates the arrival of 2024, all eyes will turn to Hong Kong for the city's grandest New Year's Eve fireworks display to date on December 31, 2023 (Sunday). Against the backdrop of the skyline, spectators will be treated to a 12-minute fireworks musical, surpassing any seen before in both scale and duration in Hong Kong.

As the clock inches closer to midnight, the façade of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) will be adorned with a large-scale countdown clock. At the stroke of midnight, the numerals 2024 will light up the harborfront building, setting off a synchronized extravaganza featuring a breathtaking display of fireworks, a harmonious blend of artistic fusion music, and a vibrant light show. This spectacle will excite audiences around the world as Hong Kong welcomes 2024.

The fireworks will take audiences through the four seasons, symbolizing the cyclical nature of life and the promise of new beginnings. From the serene beauty of winter to the vibrant colors of summer, the pyrotechnics will embody the essence of each season. The accompanying music has been curated to enhance the experience.

The grand countdown will ignite a mesmerizing audiovisual experience, blending energetic electronic beats, enchanting classical melodies, and the rich timbres of traditional Chinese instruments. This artistic fusion of music represents Hong Kong's unique blend of old and new, bridging Eastern and Western cultures in a captivating display.

To enhance the atmosphere to its peak at midnight, a pre-show session will occur every 15 minutes beginning at 11:00 PM (Hong Kong Time). Pyrotechnics will shoot from the rooftops of three prominent harborfront high-rises on Hong Kong Island, illuminating the sky in four different colors symbolizing love, health, happiness, and wealth for the year 2024.

The New Year countdown spectacle will be shared with viewers worldwide, extending the celebration's global reach through satellite broadcast.

Information of Satellite Live Feed of “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations”

1. Details of Satellite Feed for Broadcasters:

Signal testing time

Dec. 31, 2023, 20:00-20:15 Hong Kong Time

PST 04:00-04:15 AM; EST 07:00-07:15AM)

Live feed time

Dec. 31, 2023, 23:45-24:12 Hong Kong Time

PST 07:45-08:12 AM; EST 10:45-11:12AM)

Technical support

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

IntelSat 19, 166.0 degrees East (covering Asia-Pacific region with reach to the Western United States)

  • Program name: New Year Countdown Event
  • On-air date & time: 12/31/2023 (PST 07:45-08:20AM; EST 10:45-11:20AM)
  • Satellite: IntelSat 19 (166.0 °EAST) / C-band
  • Transponder: 12C Slot C (9MHz)
  • Uplink Frequency: 6169.5 MHz (Vertical)
  • Downlink Frequency: 3944.5 MHz (Horizontal)
  • Symbol Rate: 7.2 Msps
  • FEC: 3/4
  • Video Format: HD 1080 / 50i 4:2:0
  • Aspect Radio: 16:9
  • Audio Assignment:
    • Program Mixing (L Stereo) (MPEG1 Layer II)
    • Program Mixing (R Stereo) (MPEG1 Layer II)
    • Program Mixing (L Stereo) (MPEG1 Layer II)
    • Program Mixing (R Stereo) (MPEG1 Layer II)
  • Modulation: DVB-S2/8PSK
  • Pilot: ON
  • Roll Off: 0.2
  • Encoding Bit Rate: 14.0 Mbps (MPEG4 H.264)
  • Encryption: NIL – Free to Air

IntelSat 34, 55.5 degrees West (covering the Americas)

  • Program name: New Year Countdown Event
  • On-air date & time: 12/31/2023 (PST 07:45-08:20AM; EST 10:45-11:20AM)
  • Satellite: IntelSat 34 (55.5°WEST) / C-band
  • Transponder: 15C Slot B (9MHz)
  • Uplink Frequency: 6275.523 MHz (Horizontal)
  • Downlink Frequency: 4050.523 MHz (Vertical)
  • Symbol Rate: 7.2 Msps
  • FEC: 3/4
  • Video Format: HD 1080i / 59.94 4:2:0
  • Aspect Radio: 16:9
  • Audio Assignment:
    • Program Mixing (L Stereo) (MPEG1 Layer II)
    • Program Mixing (R Stereo) (MPEG1 Layer II)
    • Program Mixing (L Stereo) (MPEG1 Layer II)
    • Program Mixing (R Stereo) (MPEG1 Layer II)
  • Modulation: DVB-S2 / 8PSK
  • Pilot: ON
  • Roll Off: 0.2
  • Encoding Bit Rate: 14.0 Mbps (MPEG4 H.264)
  • Encryption: NIL – Free to Air

2. Details of Social Media Livestreaming:

Social Media Platforms

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/@hongkong

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/discoverhongkong

Livestreaming time

Dec. 31, 2023, 23:55-24:12 Hong Kong Time

(PST 07:55-08:12AM; EST 10:55-11:12AM)

 

聯絡人

For media inquiries, please contact:
Anne Gomm
Senior Manager, Marketing & Public Relations
Hong Kong Tourism Board US
anne.gomm@hktb.com
(310)308-9805 cell (leave a v/m if no answer)

发布摘要

All eyes will be on Hong Kong for its biggest New Year's Eve musical fireworks display yet.

聯絡人

For media inquiries, please contact:
Anne Gomm
Senior Manager, Marketing & Public Relations
Hong Kong Tourism Board US
anne.gomm@hktb.com
(310)308-9805 cell (leave a v/m if no answer)