Leaders
Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

Levy
FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Opta Appointed as Official Data Partner of the Eredivisie

Wed 29th May 2013 | IT & Technology

The Eredivisie have appointed Opta as their Official Data Partner for four seasons, starting with the 2013/14 season.

As part of this agreement, detailed live Opta data and editorial will be used to power a wide range of Eredivisie programming including live broadcast graphics, wrap-around and magazine shows, interactive TV services as well as integration into mobile, tablet and game console applications and the official Eredivisie website.

The Opta live data service forms part of a new, fully centralised workflow at Eredivisie Live and will underpin the production of over 600 live matches.

Opta will collect, database and supply detailed tactical and positional analysis such as pitch-view graphics and integrated broadcast metadata. These products will provide an unparalleled level of information and integration for the Eredivisie, their partners and fans globally.

Jan De Vries, Eredivisie Content and Business Development said; “We wanted a partner who could fully integrate into our centralised broadcast production and across all our multimedia platforms.

“Throughout the tender process Opta demonstrated that they were market leaders in the sports data market and we look forward to their content and insight supporting our Pay TV channel.“

Opta was awarded the rights following a competitive tender process. Karl Hogan, European Business Development Director commented "We are delighted to be selected by the Eredivisie.

“The Dutch market is a key geography for Opta as the consumption of detailed sports data is established and consumers value the insight that data brings to their match week. This is a unique opportunity for Opta to work with a progressive rights holder and to provide a fully integrated service across multiple platforms.”

Opta has revolutionised the world of football data and now as the official data partner for the world's most innovative leagues including English Premier League and Football League, Bundesliga and MLS.

Live Opta football data includes every single on-the-ball action in a match and there are over 1,600 individual pieces of information recorded from every 90 minutes. Every action incorporates an x/y pitch co-ordinate and timestamp, detailing when and where it occurred on the pitch.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

 

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

FIFA Selects Hawk-Eye As VAR Technology Provider

Mon 22nd May 2017 | IT & Technology

The use of video assistant referees (VARs) at upcoming FIFA competitions moved a step closer, after the world football governing body announced the appointment of Hawk-Eye Innovations as VAR...

Sure partner with VR specialists Laduma to give unique view of Ross Barkley’s free-kick technique

Fri 19th May 2017 | IT & Technology

Sure has teamed up with Laduma, the Virtual Reality content company, to create a unique piece of content giving incredible 360° views of Ross Barkley taking a free kick at Everton’s training...

Elonex Display Welcomes National Football Museum Visitors

Thu 18th May 2017 | IT & Technology

Elonex has launched a new Digital Out of Home advertising screen at the heart of Manchester's iconic city centre Medieval Quarter. The new large-format Digital 48-sheet screen is located at major...

Bundesliga Showcase For Virtual Hybrid Technology

Wed 17th May 2017 | IT & Technology

Imagine you could sell the advertising on your perimeter LED board to different companies in different territories. Imagine you could do this multiple times over. Well stop imagining and start...