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.

0 - This is the 1st time that @ManUtd haven't conceded a single shot on target in two successive @premierleague gam… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

3 - N'Golo Kante is only the 3rd @ChelseaFC player to win the PFA Players' Player of the Year award, after John Ter… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 4 hours ago

5 - Five of the last six players to have won the PFA Young Player of the Year award have played for @SpursOfficialtwitter.com/i/web/status/8… 4 hours ago

500 - Lionel Messi has scored his 500th goal for Barcelona in all competitions. Stellar. https://t.co/Jx3kUl1CQ9 16 hours ago

1 - Lionel #Messi is now the all-time top-scorer in #ElClasico in La Liga (15), surpassing Alfredo Di Stefano (14).… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

100 - Gareth Bale will be the 3rd British player to make 100 appearances in La Liga (David Beckham 116 y Gary Linek… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

1 – Sam Allardyce has won his first Premier League match at Anfield as a manager, in what was his 14th attempt. Overdue. 19 hours ago

1 - Crystal Palace are the first team to win on three consecutive Premier League trips to Anfield since Chelsea in… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

5 - Christian Benteke has scored more PL goals at Anfield as a visiting player (5), than he did as a Liverpool player (4). Mindset. 20 hours ago

5 - Christian Benteke has scored more Premier League goals at Anfield as an opposition player than at any other away venue (5). Form. 20 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.