The History Channel, now known as simply History, is a cable and satellite television channel owned by A&E Networks. The channel broadcasts documentary programs, historical fiction series, and more recently, reality shows. Launched in 1995, the channel now covers about 82% of television households in the United States and has localized versions in various international markets.
The channel had a float in the parade called "New York Tin Toy," which debuted in 2006 and appeared until 2009. The float included wind-up mechanisms and a large Empire State Building.