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.

11 - Check out Ligue 1's Opta Team of the season so far. Stars. http://t.co/vnBhplJ8CT 3 hours ago

65% - Charlie Austin has scored or assisted 65% of QPR’s goals this season; more than any other Premier League player. Champagne. 5 hours ago

8 - Only Burnley (10) have conceded more headed goals in the @premierleague than Arsenal. Short. 6 hours ago

Opta's Weekend in Numbers: Liverpool's shooting woes continue - via @OptaJoe @oilysailor bit.ly/1x2vrKb http://t.co/U9d1qU1Rgz 6 hours ago

21 - Liverpool have scored just 21 PL goals this season, exactly half the number they managed at this stage last season (42). Toothless. 7 hours ago

3 - Antoine Griezmann is the first French player to score a hat-trick in La Liga since Thierry Henry against Valencia in 2008. Rooster. 21 hours ago

2 - Costel Pantilimon has only lost two of the the 15 Premier League games he's played (one each for Sunderland & Man City). Giant. 21 hours ago

36.5% - Arsenal's possession figure vs Liverpool today was lower than they've recorded in any other PL game between Aug 2003 and now. Chase. 21 Dec

22 - Liverpool have 22 points from 17 games this season. No PL team has ever finished higher than 6th with that record at this stage. Europa 21 Dec

27 - Arsenal today faced more shots than they have in any other Premier League game (Aug 2003-present). Bombarded. 21 Dec

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.