Adding detail to official programming

Opta are experienced at helping broadcasters maximise the quality of their high-profile rights, engaging and enthralling millions of viewers in the process.

23 - The two teams to have been promoted from the Championship this season have both used the fewest players: Leicester & Burnley (23). Unit 1 minutes ago

34 - David Moyes has a greater win percentage through 34 league games (50%) at Man Utd than Sir Alex Ferguson managed (41.2%). Patience. 1 hours ago

70 - Manchester United will finish with fewer than 70 points in a league season for the first time since 1990-91. Panic. 2 hours ago

5 - Charlton Athletic have failed to score in five of their last eight league games against Sheffield Wednesday. Blunt. 2 hours ago

2 - Brighton & Hove Albion are looking to do the league double over Blackpool for only the third time (1977/78 & 2000/01). History. 2 hours ago

11 - No player has scored more goals in the Championship so far in 2014 than Bournemouth's Lewis Grabban (11). Poach. 3 hours ago

7 - No player has assisted more goals in the Premier League in 2014 than Christian Eriksen (level with Suarez). Craftsman. 20 hours ago

4 - Man Utd have lost all four games to Everton and Liverpool for the first time in a single top-flight season. Unique. 22 hours ago

6 - Manchester United last finished outside the top six in 1989-90, which was also the last time Liverpool won the title. Repeat? 22 hours ago

1970 - Everton have done a league double against Manchester United for the first time since the 1969-70 season. Rare. 23 hours ago

Enhancing broadcast productions

Integration into the live broadcast environment

Opta have extensive experience of integrating bespoke data feeds and editorial services into live broadcast environments.  Opta can help add additional context to a match or the opinion of a broadcaster, as well as significantly enhance technical infrastructure by integrating:

  • Detailed data into live graphic production software
  • Metadata to create efficient video archiving processes and reduce editing times
  • Metadata for automated clip generation
  • Live editorial services to support the production process


Some of our data in action

Opta data is used to create player profiles for cricket

Opta Data on Bale being used by Sky Sports

BBC showing action areas for the Scotland v South Africa game using Opta data.

Opta player data is used to construct a head-to-head comparison

Sky Sport using Opta data to show average formation

Sky Sport using Opta data to show Everton's average formation against Man Utd

Opta data is used to create player profiles for cricket to show their style of batting

The Hego touchscreen can integrate detailed Opta performance data such as player touch and pass maps.