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.

7 - @mattjpsmith has scored seven goals in three appearances for @bcfctweets against @TheGillsFC Magnificent. 4 hours ago

138 - Shola Ameobi has made more substitute appearances in Premier League history than any other player. Return. 10 hours ago

7 – Sergio Aguero has scored seven goals in his last seven Premier League games in London. Capitalist. 12 hours ago

5 - The five teams, other than Leicester, to score five goals against Man Utd in a PL game can be found here: instagram.com/p/yb8wU6ub3s Answer. 12 hours ago

5 - Can you name the 5 teams, other than Leicester City, to score 5 goals against @ManUtd in a single PL game? instagram.com/optajoe Quiz. 12 hours ago

1 - It is exactly one year since Aston Villa were last awarded a penalty in any competition (Benteke v West Brom). Spotless. 13 hours ago

21 - The 2015 Capital One Cup Final will be the 21st major final that Tottenham Hotspur have played in. Glory. 28 Jan

3 - Sheffield United have not scored three goals in a League Cup game since August 2008. Target. 28 Jan

12 - Tottenham have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last 12 games away from home in all competitions. Susceptible. 28 Jan

3 - Fernando Torres has scored with all three of his shots on target since returning to Atletico Madrid. Resurrected. 28 Jan

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.

Aguero Touches