Accurate & consistent metadata

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

29y307d - The average age of Man City's starting XI today is the 2nd oldest they've named in the PL this season (29y345d vs Palace A). Hoary 44 minutes ago

15 - West Ham have scored a league-high 15 headed goals this season, 11 more than Manchester City have. Philosophies. 1 hours ago

5 - Manchester City have already lost five league games in 2015, one more than in the whole of 2014. Slump. 1 hours ago

4 - Four different players have taken penalties for Everton in the PL this season. The record is six by Portsmouth in 2007-08. Variety. 2 hours ago

40 - Sergio Ramos has scored more goals than any other defender in the last 10 seasons. Colossus. 16 hours ago

3 - Arsenal have won the FA Cup on the previous 3 occasions they've beaten a lower league side in the semi final (1998, 2003, 2014). Charm. 17 hours ago

19 - @Arsenal have reached their 19th FA Cup final; more than any other team in the history of the competition. Celebrations. 17 hours ago

102 - This was the 102nd Premier League clean sheet that Chelsea have kept under Jose Mourinho (in 190 games). Solid. 18 hours ago

4 - This is the fourth FA Cup semi-final to go to extra time at the 'new' Wembley Stadium and the second to have involved Arsenal. Tight. 18 hours ago

1 - Arsenal have not lost an FA Cup game that they've scored the first goal in since April 2009 (1-2 v Chelsea). Grip. 19 hours ago

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.