Accurate & consistent metadata

All of Opta's data is embedded with timecodes and metadata to help broadcasters reduce costs and increase efficiencies.

13 - Only 4 players in PL history have scored more goals as a substitute than Edin Dzeko (Defoe 22, Kanu/Solskjaer 17, Hernandez 14). Impact 3 hours ago

5 - In each of the past five PL seasons, the eventual title winners have started their season in the Monday night game. Pointer. 3 hours ago

13 - Max Gradel has scored more goals than any other player in Ligue 1 in 2015. Cherry. 8 hours ago

37.8% - Ángel Di María beat his opponent with just 37.8% of dribbles in the PL last season, below the league average of 49.1%. Predictable. 3 Aug

1 - N'Golo Kanté both attempted (178) and won possession with (146) the most tackles in Ligue 1 in 2014/15. Solid. (via @OptaJean) 3 Aug

21 - Roberto Soldado has scored one goal for every 21 shots attempted in the Premier League (excl. penalties) since joining Spurs. Return. 3 Aug

5 - Chelsea have lost five of their last six Community Shield matches. Blue. 2 Aug

14 - Arsene Wenger has finally beaten Jose Mourinho at the 14th time of asking (W1 D6 L7). Special. 2 Aug

2 - Theo Walcott has only made 2 passes in the 1st half against Chelsea, one of them providing the assist for Arsenal's goal. Efficient. 2 Aug

3 - The last three meetings between Arsenal and Chelsea at a neutral venue have all ended in 2-1 wins for the Blues. Pattern. 2 Aug

Logging & archiving

Accurate & consistent broadcast metadata

Opta understands the need for accurate and consistent broadcast metadata to assist your production workflows and create practical and usable match logs and video archives.

Opta's unique data collection system means that we embed all of our data with time codes and metadata which work together to help broadcasters to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.

Embedded in widely used broadcast software packages

We have partnered with the most widely used services in the broadcast industry including:

  • EVS. Our data has been formatted to EVS IP Director format to allow automated integration and clip generation.
  • Ardendo. Opta data has also been integrated with Ardendo MAM software to make searching and archiving as easy as possible.
  • Logging & Data Feeds. Our timestamped data is ideal for logging key match events in a robust and consistent manner and can be integrated into other 3rd party software packages.