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.

11 - If Arsenal lose to Sunderland they will have half the number of points they had at this stage last season. Misfiring. 27 minutes ago

9 - Tottenham have conceded nine Premier League penalties in 2014, more than any other team. Gifts. 56 minutes ago

75% - Fraser Forster has the best saves to shots rate of any regular goalkeeper in the Premier League this season. Acclimatised. 1 hours ago

42 - Only @graemelesaux14 (44) has more assists as a defender than Leighton Baines in @premierleague history. Wand. 1 hours ago

2002-03 - No team with a striped home shirt has finished in the top four of the Premier League since Newcastle in 2002-03. Saintly. 2 hours ago

46 - Leicester City have conceded more shots on target than any other Premier League side this season. Alamo. 2 hours ago

3 - Steven Gerrard has three goals in two starts against Hull at Anfield. Skip. 3 hours ago

7 - Saido Berahino has scored seven goals in 10 appearances for WBA this season, with six of these coming at the Hawthorns. Prodigious. 3 hours ago

4 - West Ham have won four league games this season. In 2013-14 they didn’t reach this tally until January. Revitalised. 4 hours ago

Opta's Premier League Preview via @oilysailor @OptaJoe bit.ly/1tQpGAU http://t.co/xRwLjk5Vge 5 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

Sky Sports using Opta data to study Gareth Bale's international form.

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

Detailed Opta Rugby League data used on live broadcasts

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

Sky Sports using Opta data to compare Courtois and Cech.