Live sports data to power graphics

Opta's data can be used to power a suite of different broadcast graphics, from live match information to pre-match, half-time or post-game analysis.

10 - Blackpool have picked up just 10 points in 2014; the lowest tally in the top four tiers of English Football. Squashed. 8 hours ago

1 - Brentford have only played one season in the second tier (or higher) of English football since 1954 (1992/93). Celebrations. 9 hours ago

4 - Sheffield Wednesday have scored four goals in an away league game for the first time since November 2010 (4-1 v MK Dons). Flying. 9 hours ago

7 - Yann Kermorgant has now scored seven goals in his last five home appearances. Fruity. 9 hours ago

2 - Sheffield Wednesday have scored two goals in an away league game against Bournemouth for the first time in their history. Swoop. 10 hours ago

10 - Lee Molyneux has either scored (five) or assisted (five) 10 of Accrington Stanley's last 13 league goals. Talisman. 12 hours ago

111 - Clayton Donaldson (111) and Joe Garner (96) have attempted the most shots in League One this season. Tussle. 12 hours ago

10 - Charlton Athletic have netted just 10 first half goals in the Championship this term; a league-low figure. Struggle. 13 hours ago

23 - Bournemouth have picked up 23 points from their last 10 league games; the most in the Championship. Push. 13 hours ago

657 - Which player made the most passes at the 2010 World Cup? Tiki. vine.co/v/M1qtgnj39j5 #worldsvinest 13 hours ago

On-screen

Powering live presentation graphics

Opta's XML data feeds can be used to power your on-screen presentation graphics before, during and after a game, offering your viewers new and advanced data insights. Our XML formatted data ranges from simple cards, goals and scorelines, through to in-depth player stats and positional data.

Integrated with third party software

To make this process easier we have established successful partnerships with a number of key providers in the industry, including Hego, Alston Elliot and RT Software.

A stunning range of graphical insights

The types of insight we can provide include the following:

  • Player touch maps: plot the location of touches on the virtual pitch
  • Penalty placement: plot the location of previous penalties by a player or team
  • Team attack locations: do teams attack predominantly through the middle or on the wings?
  • Team average formations: plot the average position of players on the virtual pitch
  • Goal and shot arrows: show the location of goals and shots
  • Fouls won/Fouls conceded: plot fouls won or fouls conceded to show trends
  • Tackle markers: plot where tackles by a certain player or team take place
  • Passing and crossing arrows, including assists: analyse whether the majority of a team's goals come from one area of the pitch
  • Passes between two players: show how two specific players link up


Some broadcast examples

Opta data is used by Canal+ in France to illustrate a player head-to-head.

Opta Data on Bale being used by Sky Sports

The FA Cup international broadcaster uses Opta data to compare the two finalists.

BBC showing action areas for the Scotland v South Africa game using Opta data.

Opta player data is used to construct a head-to-head comparison

Detailed Opta Rugby League data used on live broadcasts

Opta data being used to show attacking statistics

Opta data is used on-screen during a game to provide historical stats about a player

BBC use Opta match stats

Opta player data is used to constuct a head-to-head comparison

Sky Sport using Opta data to show average formation

Sky Sports using Opta data to show goals from crosses

Sky Sports using Opta data to to show Passes in the Premier League over the last 5 seasons

Spurs Stats from Opta

Opta data shows Sunderland Action Areas

BBC Match of the Day using Opta data to show the most passes over the weekend.

Sky Sports showing Kevin Nolans Match Stats collected by Opta

Sky Sports used Opta data to show statistics for Man City with and without Tevez playing

Opta Data being used to show Most Dismissals v Left Arm Orthodox

Opta data used to create a kick radar