Apple TV Query

Hello,

I am mainly interested in the Apple TV for the Air play function but I would also like to be able to watch media especially sports content in HD. Will this be possible with Apple TV.

I know apple tv has functions such as sports apps and what not but does jailbreaking allow ways around this subscription?

The jailbreaking doesn’t prohibit any additional Air Play functionality. Have a look at Kodi (formerly XBMC).