Powering apps for smartphones & tablets

The second screen experience is an essential tool in a modern sports broadcaster's toolkit. Opta is ideally placed to assist with maximising the potential of this channel.

16 - Abou Diaby made just 16 league appearances for Arsenal in his final four seasons at the club. Departing. 7 hours ago

78 - Since signing for @MCFC, no player has more Premier League goals than Sergio Agüero (78 - level with Robin van Persie). Ace. 10 hours ago

113 - Eden Hazard was the player to suffer the most fouls in the 2014-15 Premier League season (113 fouls won). Target. 13 hours ago

12 - Jordan Ayew hit 12 goals for Lorient last season, his best league tally to date. Firepower. 27 Jul

113 - Steven Berghuis was involved in an AZ Alkmaar league goal every 113 minutes last season. Hornet. 27 Jul

18 - In his last season under Louis van Gaal (2008/09), Sergio Romero kept 18 clean sheets in 27 Eredivisie games for @AZAlkmaar. Reunited. 27 Jul

30% - Wimbledon have scored the highest percentage of goals from headers of any team in @premierleague history. Crazy. 26 Jul

113 – Eden Hazard was fouled more times than any other player in the Premier League last season (113). Blue. 26 Jul

164 – Only Cesc Fabregas (160) had a better minutes per assist rate (min. 10 games) in the PL last term than Angel Di Maria (164). Fleeting. 26 Jul

6 - England have won six of their last seven international matches against Scotland (L1). Rivalry. 25 Jul

Second screen

Deepening fan engagement

Opta data is ideal for use in engaging and interactive second screen applications.

From smartphones, to tablets and laptop computers, Opta data has been used to engage with fans across all platforms by providing a whole new level of information to illuminate any sports broadcast.

More opportunities for brands to interact

As Opta's detailed performance data is collected live, it can pushed out to applications of all kinds within seconds of the action occurring on the pitch.  This creates the opportunity for all kinds of interactive experiences - from tactical analysis apps and websites to social networks and fan communities.

Increasing the sponsorship inventory

For rights holders of all kinds, the second screen landscape offers the chance to provide a whole new area of sponsorship inventory.  Opta data can be published and shared across a wide range of platforms, opening up a range of exciting possibilities.

Examples of Opta data being used in second screen experiences

Web app Squawka use detailed Opta to create an engaging and enthralling second screen experience across all platforms.

Squawka showing an example of detailed data analysis within its second screen experience.

The FourFourTwo StatsZone app allows users to analyse and share live stats on their iOS devices, as the game progresses.