Canadian Premier League Joins Forces With Opta

By Taruka Srivastav | April 29, 2019

The Canadian Premier League has named data provider Opta as Official Data Partner for four years.

As part of the deal, Opta will exclusively collect and manage data from all CPL matches. Data will be delivered through an extensive range of feeds, providing the raw detail required to power broadcast graphics, automated highlights and fantasy experiences.

Furthermore, all seven CPL clubs will have access to tools and services provided by OptaPro.

Richard Crouch, VP Rights Acquisition Data, Perform, said: “We’re delighted to announce that we will be the CPL’s Official Data Partner. This partnership will see us working closely with the league and Canadian Soccer Business to deliver the best quality data across the media and professional spaces, giving the competition control of their data rights and access to Opta and Perform’s expertise and sales network. We’re committed to the growth of North American soccer and are excited to work closely with the CPL.”

CPL Commissioner David Clanachan said: “Opta is the leader in soccer data who from our first ever match establishes the credibility and integrity of our data amongst the world’s top soccer leagues. We have deeply integrated Opta’s data into our league and club websites, app and soccer operations, relying on it to support our success on and off the pitch”.