Formed in 1996 from a merger between Opta Sportsdata and SportingStatz, Opta analyses, stores and distributes live sports data on a wide variety of sports across the world.
Opta data is used in the betting industry, the print and online media, sponsorship, broadcasting and professional performance analysis. Clients include Sky Sports, ESPN, Chelsea F.C., The All Blacks, Manchester City F.C., William Hill, Major League Soccer,The Guardian and Castrol.
Opta's management team includes Aidan Cooney (CEO), David Johnson (CFO) and Florian Diederichsen (COO)
Opta runs a Twitter feed which pushes out sports stats trivia.