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.

1 - Southend are the first team to win the League Two play-off from 5th position in the league since Gillingham in 2009. Outsiders. 9 hours ago

6 - All six of Wycombe's Play-Off goals this season have come from set-pieces. Placed. 10 hours ago

17 - Prior to today, the last five clashes between Southend and Wycombe had averaged 3.4 goals per game (17 in total). Nerves. 10 hours ago

55 - Lionel Messi has scored 55 goals in 55 appearances for @FCBarcelona this season. Infallible. 12 hours ago

2005 - Southend last appeared in a play-off final in 2005, beating Lincoln City at the Millennium Stadium with 2 extra-time goals. Memory. 12 hours ago

24 - Wycombe have used just 24 players this season, fewer than anyone else in League Two. Unit. 16 hours ago

150 - Xavi has played the joint-most Champions League matches in the history of the competition (with Iker Casillas). Longevity. 21 May

8 - Jamie Vardy has as many assists from open play as Eden Hazard in the Premier League this season. International? 21 May

The new @MirrorFBallQuiz, featuring questions from @OptaJoe, is now available on the App Store: mirr.im/1z0K4vF. Knowledge. 21 May

28 - Arsenal had more attempts v Sunderland than any team who have failed to score in a game in the Premier League this season. Denied. 21 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.