Lossless transmission for broadcast networks the world over.

The broadcast industry continues to place high demands on cabling and connectivity solutions. Viewers are looking for high-definition video and clear audio that creates an engaging viewer experience. OCC empowers its customers to transmit more high-quality data to viewers faster. We create broadcast networks using fiber optic technology, which delivers high-bandwidth and low-signal-loss data streams. Whether using deployable mobile units, permanent infrastructures, or audio-visual systems, OCC broadcast solutions are designed to transmit high-definition broadcast signals in real time. For these reasons, the leading sports, entertainment, and business organizations around the world have worked with OCC to create stronger broadcast networks that delight their viewers. Explore new highlights of OCC’s extensive fiber optic cable, hybrid cable, and connectivity product line—designed specifically for the growing needs and requirements of the broadcast industry.

Audio Visual Solutions

In a world where companies can have multiple geographical locations, the need for connecting them has never been greater. Collaborative work is essential in every type of setting including conference centers, labs, command centers, and partner offices. Companies need cutting-edge audio-visual solutions to connect their offices across the globe while maintaining consistency and reliability. OCC provides all the end-to-end cabling and connectivity pieces and parts to streamline the most reliable high-bandwidth, high-speed network.


OCC’s new line of SMPTE® cables and pre-terminated assemblies are as strong as they are versatile. Our cabling and connectivity broadcast solutions are best known for their superior strength, reliability, and data integrity—undergoing rigorous testing beyond industry standards used by other manufacturers. OCC’s broadcast cables thrive in stadiums and arenas, withstanding difficult cable pulls, high-tensile loading, and severe crush occurrences. Whether you need fast and easy "Plug-and-Play" solutions or the rugged flexibility of our SMPTE® cables, OCC can meet all of your broadcast needs. Please click here for more information on our suite of SMPTE cables.

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What makes OCC broadcast products superior?

With advances such as HD video and multichannel audio in the broadcasting market, greater demands are being put on data transmission systems. Fiber optic technology - with its ability to deliver digital, high-bandwidth, and low-signal-loss data streams - is ideally suited to cope with these needs. Optical Cable Corporation’s broad range of fiber optic broadcast products is specifically designed to withstand the challenges for real-time transmission of high-definition broadcast signals.

OCC broadcast solutions start with tough fiber optic cables. Our stadium and arena cables are optimized to repeatedly endure the abuse associated with the extreme demands in rapid deployment and retrieval applications. Where standard fiber optic cables are likely to fail, OCC's broadcast cables are particularly well-suited to the harsh environment associated with outside field broadcast applications. Factors that make OCC's fiber optic broadcast cables ideal for the broadcast industry include:

  • OCC's special Core-Locked™ jacket is extruded under high pressure directly over the cable’s core, resulting in the internal surface of the cable jacket having helical cusped ridges that interlock with the subcables. This helps keep the cable cross-section circular for better crush and impact protection and provides superior tear resistance during installation.
  • Helical stranding is a time-tested cable construction design proven to provide flexibility, survival in difficult pulls, and excellent mechanical protection for the optical fibers. This design ensures that no one particular element of the cable receives more stress than the other elements – thus equalizing the stress load associated with particularly tough installations.
  • Our water-blocked fiber optic cables provide the best water protection system available by combining the inherent water tolerant features of tight-buffered and Core-Locked™ tight-bound cable with super absorbent polymer aramid yarn. This design provides superb water-blocking performance while retaining the termination cost advantages of totally gel-free and powder-free, tight-buffered cable.
  • OCC's Ultra-Fox™ and Ultra-Fox™ Plus cable design features unique fiber construction consisting of a primary coating of a UV-cured acrylate material and a tight-fitting secondary coating of a hard, elastomeric polymer buffer.

All of these factors make OCC's cables a practical and reliable means of high-capacity data transmission in challenging environments without the delicacy normally associated with traditional fiber optic cables.

To complement our broadcast cables, OCC manufactures a variety of rugged, multi-channel fiber optic and electro-optic connectors. One such family of products is our compact Mini-Hermaphroditic Connector (MHC® II). These connectors are available in both multimode and single-mode versions as well as electro-optic design, and, along with many of OCC's harsh environment connectors, are hermaphroditic. This allows cable assemblies to be daisy chained together, making it simple to extend camera range without the need for gender-changing adapters. Power or control signals for the cameras may be supplied using hybrid connector options that add electrical and optical signals within the same connector body. These connectors withstand extreme environmental demands and they are specifically designed for reliable HD signals.

The OCC broadcast system would not be complete without our Modular Advanced Reel System, or MARS, a lightweight, durable system constructed of a high-impact glass-enforced polymer that is easily transported and ideal for applications where cable needs to be deployed and reeled in quickly and stored efficiently.

The MARS cartridge system was specifically designed for deployment, retrieval, and storage of fiber optic and copper communications cable. MARS offers the most advanced, self-contained reeling and storage system for broadcast deployable communication environments.


  • SMPTE TACTICAL - Ideal for harsh, outdoor deployable applications
  • SMPTE FLEX - Flexible enough to let cameras move quickly and frequently
  • SMPTE RISER/PLENUM - Ideal for permanent installations where UL Riser or Plenum Rating is required


OCC Solutions for Broadcast/AV

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