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 - No player has assisted more goals in the Premier League in 2014 than Christian Eriksen (level with Suarez). Craftsman. 3 hours ago

4 - Man Utd have lost all four games to Everton and Liverpool for the first time in a single top-flight season. Unique. 5 hours ago

6 - Manchester United last finished outside the top six in 1989-90, which was also the last time Liverpool won the title. Repeat? 6 hours ago

1970 - Everton have done a league double against Manchester United for the first time since the 1969-70 season. Rare. 6 hours ago

6 - Man Utd have claimed only six points from their 12 games against the top six this season. Outfought. http://t.co/zkCocGDR6M 6 hours ago

70 - Today's result means Manchester United are going to finish with fewer than 70 points for the first time since 1990-91. Decline. 6 hours ago

0 - Manchester United did not record a single shot on target in the first half against Everton. Stifled. 7 hours ago

2 - Everton have scored in both league games against Manchester United for the first time since 2003-04. Freedom. 7 hours ago

4 - Four of the seven PL penalties Mark Clattenburg has awarded this season have been to teams playing Manchester United. Spot. 7 hours ago

6 - Rickie Lambert has taken (and scored) six Premier League penalties. Clarification. 7 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.