HONG KONG & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced today that the cheerleading squad of the National Football League (NFL) Atlanta Falcons will travel to Hong Kong to perform for the first time ever in the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade. Organized by the HKTB and title-sponsored by Cathay Pacific Airways, the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade will be held on the first day of Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019) in Tsim Sha Tsui, one of the most popular tourist districts in Hong Kong. The world’s largest Lunar New Year Parade ushers in the Year of the Pig with a spectacular line up of elite entertainment performers and world-record holders.
The Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade will start at 8 p.m. local time featuring the theme “Best Fortune. World Party”, showcasing nine floats, and a combined 25 international and local performance groups. Representing the United States, the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders will energize locals and visitors with multiple performances and appearances throughout Hong Kong. Widely known for the spirit they bring to NFL game day, off the field the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders are every bit as accomplished as attorneys, chemists, accountants, entrepreneurs, educators and community ambassadors. Logging more than 400 appearances each season, the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders give back in powerful ways, and work especially close with causes that promote awareness for physical fitness, education, mentorship for girls and breast cancer research and awareness.
"Each year the Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Parade serves as a dynamic and vibrant celebration to welcome the Lunar New Year," said HKTB US Director Bill Flora. "We are especially thrilled this year to welcome the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons cheerleading team to Hong Kong. Their enthusiasm and world-class performing abilities will be a great addition to Asia's most exciting Chinese New Year parade."
In addition to the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders, other world-renowned performing teams will be featured in the parade, including:
- Hiplet Ballerinas: Widely recognized on social media with more than 100 million views of their videos, this U.S. dancing group will present a trend-setting modern dance that combines "hip-hop x ballet";
- Junior New System: This Filipino all-male performing group gained fame on the popular U.S. talent show “America’s Got Talent”, and will wear their signature stilts to dance and flip;
- Face Team Acrobatic Korfball: This team from Hungary, which debuted on “Britain’s Got Talent” and holds 10 Guinness World Records, will stage various fancy slam dunk tricks; and
- The Freaks Acrobatic Show: This award-winning Austrian Acrobatic Troupe will entertain the audience with challenging performances.
A festive atmosphere will be found at all corners of the city, featuring a public display of floats that will be held on the second day of Chinese New Year (February 6, 2019) in Tai Po Lam Tsuen. Various performing groups will also grace the venues of Tai Po Lam Tsuen and Temple Mall North in Wong Tai Sin with their entertaining shows on February 6 and 7.
For details of the 2019 Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade, please visit the HKTB website: DiscoverHongKong.com/ChineseNewYear.
Media can download the press release and related images from: https://hktb.filecamp.com/public/files/2jpj-8btkkq57 (valid until 30 Apr 2019)
Free Satellite Feed & Fiber Signal for Live Broadcast
The HKTB cordially invites media to broadcast the parade live on 5 February 2019, from 8:00-9:45* p.m. Hong Kong Time (GMT+8). Signals will be transmitted via fiber for use by overseas broadcasters. Below please find detailed information:
Fiber Signal (Point to Point to BT Tower)
Date: 5 February 2019 (Tuesday)
Time: 20:00 - 21:45* HKT (12:00-13:45 GMT)
*subject to the parade progress
(Media can test the signal starting from 19:30 HKT (11:30 GMT))
Destination: London BT Tower (Port No.: BT DABX 101)
Signal format: HD-SDI
HD 1080i50 MPEG4 12mbit/s (PID 33)
(H.264/AVC High @ level 4.0)
|Audio 1||(embedded 1, mpeg layer) (PID 34)|
|Audio 2||(embedded 2, mpeg layer) (PID 35)|
Emergency contact for fiber signal:
MSOC 24-hour Hotline
Tel: +91-20-6615 3391/ +91-20-6615 3393
- Satellite Feed and Fiber Signal Testing
|Date:||31 January 2019 (Thursday)|
|Satellite Feed:||19:30 – 20:00 HK Time (11:30 – 12:00 GMT) (30 minutes)|
|Fiber Signal:||19:30 – 20:00 HK Time (11:30 – 12:00 GMT) (30 minutes)|
|Signal Content:||Hong Kong TVB Jade instant screen|