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.

0 - Excl. pen shootouts, Arsenal have never lost a game versus a Turkish opponent (W5 D4), keeping a clean sheet in 8 of these 9 games. Form 18 minutes ago

14.6% - Just 32 of the 232 teams to have earned 1 point or fewer from their opening 2 CL group games have advanced out of the group. Task. 14 hours ago

7 - Neymar has scored seven goals in his seven appearances for @FCBarcelona this season. Essential. 15 hours ago

143 - Xavi is now ahead of Raul (142) as the Champions League's highest appearance maker (Giggs and Casillas - 141). Legends. 15 hours ago

143 - Xavi is making his 143rd appearance in the Champions League; more than any other player. Evergreen. 15 hours ago

7 - Cesc Fabregas has provided seven assists in eight games for Chelsea in all competitions so far this season. Maestro. 16 hours ago

4 - Four of the last six goals Ajax conceded in the Champions League have been penalties. Problems. 16 hours ago

38y 3d - Franceso Totti has now overtaken Ryan Giggs as the Champions League's oldest scorer. Delicate. 16 hours ago

38 - Francesco Totti has become the oldest player to score in a Champions League game: 38 years old. Eternal. #ManCityRoma 16 hours ago

1 - Francesco Totti has scored his first goal in England. Delicious. 16 hours ago

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.