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Despite strong winds in New York, the balloons fly down Central Park West and 6th Avenue – albeit deeper on the ground. The parade for the 93rd Macy's Thanksgiving Day began at 9:00 am CET (6:00 am CET) and is broadcast on CBS and NBC . In addition to the network broadcasts, Macy's and Verizon teamed up to offer a free 360-degree livestream on YouTube that started at 8:30 am CET (5:30 am CET) ̵
New balloons this year include Astronaut Snoopy (in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing), Green Eggs & Ham, SpongeBob Squarepants & Gary and Love Flies Up To The Sky and the return of Smokey the Bear.
See below for the live TV streaming services that CBS and NBC offer. CBS broadcasts the parade live in all time zones except the Pacific, where it is shown late at 9am. NBC broadcasts the parade live in the East, but delayed in other time zones, starting at 9 o'clock local time.. Therefore, check each service with the following links to make sure it guides CBS and NBC in your area. (Note that CBS is the parent company of CNET.)
YouTube TV costs $ 50 a month and includes CBS and NBC. Enter your postcode on the welcome page to see which local channels are available in your area.
FuboTV costs $ 55 a month and includes CBS and NBC. Click here to see which local channels you will receive.
AT & T TV's basic $ 65 Plus Plus package includes CBS and NBC. You can use the channel search program to determine which local channels are available at your location.
PlayStation Vue's $ 50 per month base access plan includes CBS and NBC. Here you can see which local stations are available in your area. Note that Vue shuts down in January 2020, but is still available in the meantime.
Sling TV's Sling Blue package for $ 25 a month includes NBC, but only in a few markets. Neither Sling Blue nor Orange contain CBS. Make sure you get NBC where you live here. (Sling TV is currently 40% off in the first month.)
All live TV streaming services mentioned above offer free trials. You can cancel at any time and need a solid internet connection. Would you like more information? Read our comprehensive guide to streaming services.