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.

49 - Tim Sherwood’s win percentage as Premier League manager has fallen below 50% for the first time (49%). Tactical. 46 minutes ago

4 - Chelsea's four point total is the 2nd lowest tally at this stage of a PL season by a reigning champion. Shock. http://t.co/FiwwyLSdcD 53 minutes ago

9 - Chelsea have conceded nine goals in four league games this season; their worst defensive record at this stage since 1971/72 (10). Leaky. 55 minutes ago

7 - Jose Mourinho's last seven Premier League defeats have come against a manager with a surname starting with P. Pards. 59 minutes ago

6 - West Ham United have been shown six red cards in 10 games this season (all comps), compared to three in 43 last term. Bath. 1 hours ago

2 - Chelsea have conceded 2+ goals in back-to-back Premier League home games for the first time since November 2011. Concern. 1 hours ago

9 - Bakary Sako has scored five goals and made four assists in his last nine league appearances (for Wolves and Crystal Palace). Update. 1 hours ago

1 - Falcao has scored his first Premier League goal since January 31st; he had gone 15 appearances without one before today. Relief. 1 hours ago

18 - Jose Mourinho's Chelsea have fallen behind at home for the 18th time in the PL; of the previous 17, they have won 10 (D6 L1). Pressure 1 hours ago

5 - Bakary Sako has five goals and three assists in his last nine league appearances (for Wolves and Palace). Rampant. 1 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.