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16th Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade

World Party in cosmopolitan Hong Kong

Feb 01, 2011

NEW YORK - In celebration of the "Year of the Rabbit," the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) will present the 16th Cathay Pacific International Chinese New Year Night Parade on the first evening of the Chinese New Year – Feb. 3.

Hong Kong enjoys a reputation for its vibrant Chinese New Year celebrations, which provide the perfect setting for the HKTB to roll out its new annual marketing platform- themed to its status as "World City" – to showcase Hong Kong's cosmopolitan appeal and multifaceted tourism attractions to potential U.S. and other visitors worldwide.

The parade will feature an all-star line-up of 36 performing groups from 11 countries and regions, including 13 elaborately decorated floats and 23 performing troupes, 12 of them international and 11 local. Among these, 16 groups are making their debut appearance this year, including such acclaimed, widely known performers from the U.S. as the John Burroughs High School Powerhouse Show Choir as well as the Louisiana State University Tiger Girls and Golden Girls dance teams, Majorettes Dixi from the Czech Republic, and the Peru Scissors Dance Troupe.

To facilitate coverage of the event, the HKTB has arranged satellite live feed (free to air) the program from 7:00 – 8:41 AM EST (20:00 – 21:41 HK Time) for use by television broadcasters worldwide. Please refer below for details.

1. The parade theme: "World City. World Party"

Estimate On-air Schedule (EST)

Welcome Party in Asia's World City
7:00 – 7:20 AM

Party in Sparkling City
7:20 – 7:40 AM

Party in Vibrant City
7:40 – 7:55 AM

Party in Charming City
7:55 – 8:14 AM

Party in Entertaining City
8:14 – 8:28 AM

World City. World Party.
8:28 – 8:41 AM

Note: Please see Live Show rundown for float and performance sequence

2. Satellite Live Feed Details

Date / Time: February 3 2011; 7:00 – 8:41 AM (20:00 – 21:41 hour HK Time)

TVBI satellite channels via IS8 C-BAND
TVB8 satellite channel via

Asiasat 3S C-BAND


L-Band: 1101


3 – UK & Europe (PAL)

4 – USA, New Zealand and Asia (NTSC)
1 (PAL)


Symbol Rate


4:3, SD with audio and video
4:3, SD with audio and video

TVB Logo
No logo
With TVB8 logo

3. Live Show Rundown

Time (EST)

7:00 – 7:20 AM

(20 mins)
Theme: Welcome Party in Asia World City

Cathay Pacific Airways (Float)

7:20 – 7:40 AM

(20 mins)
Theme: Party in Sparkling City

Jean M Wong School of Ballet
The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd.(Float)
Majorettes Dixi, Czech Republic
Quality Tourism Services Association (Float)
London School of Samba, UK
Tourism Authority of Thailand (Float)
Island Dance
Taiwan Diabolo Group

7:40 – 7:55 AM

(15 mins)
Theme: Party in Vibrant City

Louisiana State University Golden Girls & Tiger Girls, USA
Hong Kong Rope Skipping Club
Macau Government Tourist Office (Float)
Drumcat Entertainment Inc., Korea
The Hong Kong Jockey Club (Float)
Shanxi Drum Troupe, China
Christine Liao School of Ballet

7:55 – 8:14 AM

(19 mins)
Theme: Party in Charming City

Fish marketing Organization and Vegetable Marketing Organization (Float)
Kagoshima Ogionsa All Ladies' Mikoshi, Japan
JR Kyushu Shinkansen Balloon, Japan
China National Travel Service (HK) Group Corporation (Float)
Hong Kong Tang Siu Lun Dragon and Lion Dance Troupe
China Telecom (HK) International Ltd. (Float)
John Burroughs High School Powerhouse, USA
Hong Kong Disneyland (Float)

8:14 – 8:28 AM

(14 mins)
Theme: Party in Entertaining City

Hong Kong Special Region Drum Corps & Marching Band Association – HTMB, MKMB & HKPMB
Hainan Provincial Tourism Administration (Float)
Dansaq Y Galas Del Peru
Neverland Dance House
Ocean Park Hong Kong (Float)
SDM Jazz & Ballet Academie

8:28 – 8:41 AM

(13 mins)
Theme: World City. World Party

Infinity Dance Studio
Hong Kong Trampoline Tin Ka Ping Secondary School
Hong Kong Tourism Board (Float)
HK Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association Ltd.

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