Opta become the official data editorial content partner for the FIBA Basketball World Cup

Posted 23rd August 2019

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Opta will be covering the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China 

Opta is proud to be the official data editorial content partner for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China. With the tournament running from 31st August to 15th September, Opta will be collecting live data for every single game, providing insightful and engaging content for all those covering the competition.

This will be the first time the tournament is held in China, with 32 teams competing. Despite being deprived of their best players, the USA remain the favourite and will attempt to lift the trophy for their 3rd  consecutive victory - a record in the tournament's history. 

This is the first time Opta are covering the tournament, demonstrating a prospering relationship with FIBA.

Opta Facts will ensure the key, decisive moments of the tournament are covered through engaging and incisive insights. The agreement sees Opta providing pre-game facts for all 92 games of the tournament, while post-game facts will also be produced for the 12 games of the knockout stage. 

Our data editorial team are experts at producing unique content during the action, with live Opta Facts being produced for 32 games and featured on the Opta Larry twitter account, providing engaging coverage of the tournament's shots, dribbles, passes and more to fans everywhere. 

Highly detailed pre and post tournament packs will be provided to FIBA, to drive match previews, provide content to help support sponsorship activation, as well as broadcast operations and commentators.




"We're able to use the insights generated by the team to spread editorial direction to our in-house writers as well as our media and broadcast partners. Opta provides everyone from the commentary team to those live tweeting the games with timely insights that allow us to effectively preview, cover games live and recap post-game performances"

Nick Whitfield, Editor and Publisher Relations Manager at FIBA Media

Take a look at Opta's basketball coverage here and get in touch using the form below to find out more about the services Opta provide.