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.

126 - England completed 126 passes in the final third of the pitch, 42 more than Italy (84). Perspective. 3 hours ago

530 - England completed 530 passes in this match; 191 more than Italy managed to complete (339). Shift. 3 hours ago

3 - All three of Andros Townsend's goals for England have come from outside the box. Rocket. 3 hours ago

0 - No outfield player to have started the Italy v England game has had as few touches (14) or made as few passes (6) as Theo Walcott. Quiet 4 hours ago

4 - Giorgio Chiellini has either scored (2) or assisted (2) four of the last eight Italy's goals. Leader. #italyvsengland 4 hours ago

6 - Six of the last nine goals scored in international matches involving England have been headers. Leap. 4 hours ago

7 - England have won their last seven internationals; their best run since June 2006 (a run of eight wins). Target. 5 hours ago

9 - England have kept a clean sheet in nine of their 14 international matches since the start of 2014. Commanding. 6 hours ago

9 - Italy are unbeaten at home since August 2013 (defeat vs Argentina) - since then, five wins and four draws. Home. #ItaliaInghilterra 6 hours ago

8 - Italy have conceded just eight goals in their last 12 international matches. Robust. 9 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.