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.

6735 - Aaron Cresswell has played more minutes than any other PL player over the last two seasons (6735). Loss. https://t.co/YQRmIXG5zw 5 hours ago

1 - Alf Ramsey is the only full-time manager to lose his 1st game in charge of England (v France, Feb 1963). Jules. https://t.co/whEEVIHUuV 9 hours ago

2 - Bafétimbi Gomis scored 4 goals in his opening 4 Premier League games last season, then scored twice in his following 29 matches. Drop. 11 hours ago

24y 162d - Across a single PL season, the youngest average starting XI age is 24y 162d (Leeds in 1999/2000). Babies. https://t.co/zEpc3i49XJ 24 Jul

353 - Kolo Toure has played more games than any other African player in @premierleague history (353). Veteran. 23 Jul

1 - David Moyes has lost just one of his 17 @premierleague games against Sunderland (W12 D4). Impression. 23 Jul

50% - David Moyes won half of his Premier League games as Manchester United manager (P34 W17 D6 L11). Regret. https://t.co/xpyJKKUgaD 23 Jul

190 - Only three PL managers (Ferguson, Wenger, Redknapp) have won more PL games than David Moyes (190). Seasoned. https://t.co/Ggu39sOvni 23 Jul

5 - Most Premier League games managed Ferguson - 810 Wenger - 752 Redknapp - 641 Allardyce - 467 Moyes - 461 Experience. 23 Jul

5 - League win % at most recent club before England job Allardyce - 30% Hodgson - 36% Capello - 61% McClaren - 34% Eriksson - 55% 22 Jul

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 Sport using Opta data to show average formation

Opta data used to create a kick radar

Sky Sports using Opta data to compare Courtois and Cech.

Aguero Touches