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 - Hull City have now won just one of their last eight away games across all competitions (D2 L5). Slump. 7 hours ago

13 - Tottenham Hotspur have now scored 2+ goals in 13 of their last 15 UEFA Europa League matches (including qualifiers). Breeze. 8 hours ago

1 - Mario Balotelli has only made one Premier League assist, but it was for Sergio Aguero's title winning goal in 2011/12. Impact. 14 hours ago

54 - Jordan Rhodes has netted 54 goals in the Championship since the start of the 2012/13 season, more than any other player. Colossus. 14 hours ago

2 - The two players with three or more red cards to have been sent off more frequently than Balotelli are Darren Purse & Danny Tiatto. Mist. 15 hours ago

18 - Mario Balotelli averages a red card every 18 Premier League games, the third highest ratio of all players with 3+ reds. Fiery. 15 hours ago

7&6 - Only 3 players scored more from outside the box (7) than Balotelli (6) in the top-5 Euro leagues last term. Key http://t.co/oznV8J6NFf 16 hours ago

132 - Balotelli has a lower mins / goal ratio for A.C. Milan in Serie A (132) than Sturridge (136) or Suarez (138) in the PL. Suitor? 19 hours ago

1 - Prior to tonight, Celtic had failed to score more than 1 goal in any of their previous 7 European away games (incl. qualifiers). Tight. 20 Aug

1 - Celtic have enjoyed just one victory in their last seven European away games (incl. qualifiers), losing five and drawing one. Tricky. 20 Aug

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.