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.

43 – Alex Sandro (49) is the only defender to create more chances in Serie A than Marcos Alonso (43) since Aug 2015. Supply. 12 hours ago

16 - @TheRealBWP, @Guaje7Villa and Sebastian Giovinco are currently tied atop the @MLS 2016 golden boot race. Crowd. https://t.co/J5dBDm3wl3 14 hours ago

27 – Since August 2015, Lucas Perez has had a hand in more goals than any other Spaniard in La Liga (27). Mercurial. https://t.co/1FeNeCjWFe 26 Aug

158 - Loic Remy has scored a @premierleague goal every 158 minutes, scoring 28 times in 74 PL games. Soar. https://t.co/ZkAGlZNiZP 16 hours ago

1 - Joe Hart could be the first English goalkeeper to make a Serie A appearance since the league began in 1929/30. Arrivederci. 20 hours ago

4 - Jose Mourinho is the first @ManUtd manager to win his opening four competitive matches in charge of the club. Special. 21 hours ago

5 - Pep Guardiola is the first @ManCity manager to win his opening five competitive games in a charge of the club. Revolution. 21 hours ago

2 - Arsenal have already won the same number of penalties in 2016-17 as they did last season. Buses. 29 Aug

6 - Only Harry Kane (15) has scored more goals in all comps for Spurs in 2016 than Nacer Chadli (6). Move. 29 Aug

12.5 - Adam Lallana ran 12.5km in the match against Spurs, the most ground covered by any PL player in a game this season. Energy. 29 Aug

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.