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.

7 - Jay Emmanuel Thomas has scored seven goals in his last eight FA Cup appearances. Robin. 1 hours ago

8 - Half of the 16 games at #AFCON2015 so far (and all four matches in Group D) have ended as 1-1 draws. Repetitive. 17 hours ago

4 - Liverpool have lost four of their last five replays in the FA Cup (Palace, Portsmouth, Everton, Reading). Ominous. 18 hours ago

9 - Liverpool hit 24 shots vs Bolton, with nine of them being repelled by Adam Bogdan. Peppered. 18 hours ago

0 - Liverpool have drawn 0-0 in an FA Cup home game for the first time since February 1991 (vs Everton). Blank. 18 hours ago

2 - The last time the teams first & second in the top-flight exited the FA Cup on the same day was Jan 6 1951 (Spurs & Middlesbrough). Rare 19 hours ago

2 - Tottenham have made it past the FA Cup fourth round only twice in the last eight seasons. Mundane. 20 hours ago

4 - Today vs Bradford is the first time Jose Mourinho has ever seen one of his teams concede four goals in a home game. Schooled. 20 hours ago

2 - Chelsea had conceded only two goals in their previous 11 home games before letting in four today. Curveball. 20 hours ago

12 - Most goals conceded in 2015 (all comps): Burnley 12 Swansea 12 Spurs 11 Millwall 11 Chelsea 10 Blackpool 10. Porous. 21 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.