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.

3 – Real v Atletico will be the 3rd time the CL final has been played twice, after Liverpool v Milan and Barcelona v Man Utd. Rivals. 9 hours ago

10 - Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet for the 10th time this CL season, equalling the CL record set by Arsenal in 2005-06. Wall. 9 hours ago

3 – Real Madrid’s progression means three of the last four Champions League finals have been between teams from the same nation. Familiar. 9 hours ago

16 - Cristiano Ronaldo has scored twice as many goals (16) as Man City's starting XI (8) in the Champions League this season. Lethal. 12 hours ago

17 - @Cristiano Ronaldo is playing his 17th Semi Final in the @ChampionsLeague today, the joint-most with @XabiAlonso. Experienced. 12 hours ago

6 - Man City are currently unbeaten in six Champions League matches (W3 D3), their longest ever such run in the competition. Form. 12 hours ago

64 - Claudio Ranieri is the oldest man to win his first @premierleague title, at 64 years and 195 days. Veteran. 19 hours ago

28 - The number of players who have played for Real Madrid and an English club in the Champions League. Pointless. 20 hours ago

3 - Atletico Madrid have reached the European Cup/Champions League final for the third time (also in 1974 and 2014). Showpiece. 3 May

4 - Pep Guardiola has now been knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage in each of the last four seasons. Exit. 3 May

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

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

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