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.

4 - Villarreal have been eliminated from each of their four major European semi-finals. Goodbye. 12 hours ago

3 - Liverpool are the third English team to reach a Europa League final, following Fulham in 2010 and Chelsea in 2013. Hello. 12 hours ago

4 - Daniel Sturridge has scored in four of his last five appearances for Liverpool at Anfield in all competitions (four goals). Homely. 12 hours ago

12 - Villarreal are unbeaten in 12 European games (W9 D3), keeping seven clean sheets in that time. Force. 14 hours ago

7 - Liverpool have won their last seven home second leg ties in European semi-finals, conceding just one goal in that time. Omens. 14 hours ago

29 - Arsenal have shipped a league-high 29.4% of their goals from outside the box in the PL this season, Spurs a league-low 3.6%. Range. 19 hours ago

3 – Real v Atletico will be the 3rd time the CL final has been played twice, after Liverpool v Milan and Barcelona v Man Utd. Rivals. 4 May

10 - Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet for the 10th time this CL season, equalling the CL record set by Arsenal in 2005-06. Wall. 4 May

3 – Real Madrid’s progression means three of the last four Champions League finals have been between teams from the same nation. Familiar. 4 May

16 - Cristiano Ronaldo has scored twice as many goals (16) as Man City's starting XI (8) in the Champions League this season. Lethal. 4 May

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.