Anyway to subscribe to Sky Sports in the US?

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I want to see if US folks have a way to subscribe to sky sports. Do they have streaming packages?
 
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Not yet, however I am hearing the new service being put together by ESPN which will be launched early next year will include Sky Sports.
 
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Sports rights are sold country by country. Any (legal) method of receiving a sports channel from another country would require first a blackout of any sport to which another entity has the USA rights and second a payment from Sky to the league (or whatever) for the USA rights for anything not currently on USA TV.

Never will happen.
 
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The only way I can think of is using a VPN and buy a subscription that way. I think that would be legal since I’d be paying for the service...
 
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I think that would be legal since I’d be paying for the service...
Given that you wouldn't meet the eligibility requirements (that you reside in Sky's service area), you would be participating in black market reception. As pointed out by SamCdbs, each market has its own way of accessing the content (or not) and you're only entitled to use your market's method. That Sky can't seem to work out a way to reach you isn't your fault but it doesn't change your ineligibility for their offering.

It is like licensing your car in another state to save money or get around other requirements (like emissions testing).
 
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When Disney purchases Fox they will also acquire sky/sky sports From the UK and Star/star sports in India.
They will acquire minority stakes in the ownership of those companies; not the same thing as an outright acquisition.

We learned to make this distinction when DIRECTV had a stake in the Game Show Network but chose not to carry it.
 
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