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.

3 - Liverpool have lost 3 of their first 5 PL games of the season – only the 2nd time that this has happened (2012-13 the other). Struggle. 13 hours ago

3 - Stewart Downing has more assists this season in five PL games (3) than he did in the whole of 2013-14 (2 in 32 PL apps). Creator. 13 hours ago

6 - West Ham have had more shots on target in the first half (6) than the total number of shots than Liverpool have managed (3). Bossed. 14 hours ago

9 - Raheem Sterling has been involved in nine goals (six goals, three assists) in his last 10 Premier League apps. Missile. 14 hours ago

2 - Liverpool have conceded two goals inside the opening 10 mins of a single PL game for the first time since Feb 1994. Shell-shocked. 14 hours ago

7 - Steven Gerrard has scored seven Premier League goals v West Ham and six of them have been netted at the Boleyn Ground. Hammered. 15 hours ago

10 - 10 points from five games is Southampton’s best start to a top-flight season since 1988/89 (also 10). Marching. 15 hours ago

2 - Papiss Demba Cissé has scored as many goals today (2) as he had in his previous 30 Premier League apps combined. Drama. 15 hours ago

1 - Victor Wanyama has become the first Kenyan to score a goal in the @premierleague. Landmark. 15 hours ago

414 - Newcastle United have finally had a player caught offside for the first time in the PL this season, after 414 mins of action. Flagged. 16 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.