The Covid-19 pandemic is not going to stop the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) from sharing festive cheers and the appeal of Hong Kong with the rest of the world. This New Year’s Eve (31 December 2020), for the first time, the HKTB’s signature “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations” will go online. Everyone around the world can join in the celebration wherever they are located using their mobile phones or via computers.
On 31 December, the HKTB’s website (discoverhongkong.com) and social media platforms (Facebook and YouTube) will begin showing a live countdown clock at 11pm (HKT) and 11:30pm (HKT) respectively. Once the clock strikes midnight, a two-minute video showing Victoria Harbour in all its glory as well as iconic landmarks in Hong Kong will follow, along with festive greetings sending blessings to the world. In addition to ushering in the New Year with people worldwide, it will also send the message that Hong Kong remains vibrant as ever in the New Year.
The HKTB invites the global media to simulcast the “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations” and spread hopes and joy throughout the world. Please refer to page 3 to 5 for details about the simulcast.
This year’s “Hong Kong New Year Countdown Celebrations” will go online to usher in 2021 with people worldwide. Once the clock strikes midnight, a two-minute video will be shown on HKTB’s website and social media platforms, sending blessings to the world. Above are mock-up images of the video for illustration purpose.
1. Details of Social Media Livestreaming:
Livestreaming time 31 Dec 2020, 23:00-24:02 Hong Kong Time (GMT15:00-16:02)
Social Media Platforms
Livestreaming time 31 Dec 2020, 23:30-24:02 Hong Kong Time GMT15:30-16:02)
Technical support Immediate technical support:
Tel: (852) 2888 1944 / (852) 2883 2867 / (852) 9102 5333
HKTB Digital Marketing: Mr. Anson Hung / Ms. Lisa Ho
Tel: (852) 2807 6302 / (852) 2807 6225
2. Details of satellite feed for broadcasters:
Signal testing time 31 Dec 2020, 20:00-20:15 Hong Kong Time
Live feed time 31 Dec 2020, 23:50-24:02 Hong Kong Time
Technical support Tel: (852) 2888 1944 / (852) 2883 2867 / (852) 9102 5333