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.

1 - Prior to tonight, Celtic had failed to score more than 1 goal in any of their previous 7 European away games (incl. qualifiers). Tight. 2 hours ago

1 - Celtic have enjoyed just one victory in their last seven European away games (incl. qualifiers), losing five and drawing one. Tricky. 2 hours ago

13 - Since joining Manchester City in January 2011, Edin Dzeko has scored 13 goals as a sub, more than any other PL player. Cameo. 4 hours ago

1 - This was the first Champions League qualifier that Arsenal have failed to win; they had won 12 in a row before tonight. Frustrated. 19 Aug

1 - Aaron Ramsey has been sent off for the first time in his club career. Rambo. 19 Aug

5 - Arsenal's last five goals in Champions League qualifying away games have all arrived in the second half. Patience. 19 Aug

6 - Besiktas had more shots (6-5), shots on target (4-1) and possession (52%-48%) than Arsenal in the first-half tonight. Unfazed. 19 Aug

5 - Jamie Ward has banged in five goals in his last four against Charlton Athletic. Thorn. 19 Aug

5 - Tom Pope has scored five goals in four appearances for Port Vale in all competitions this term. Smoking. 19 Aug

1 - Watford have won just one of their last 18 away matches in the Championship, drawing nine (L8). Slump. 19 Aug

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

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 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