C2S Systems has completed work on a new London playout centre and studios for broadcaster Phoenix Chinese News and Entertainment (PCNE).

C2S Systems, the broadcast integration arm of WTS Group, managed and delivered the turnkey project for the Mandarin and Cantonese language channels.

The project included a four-camera news and magazine studio with virtual 3D set, a chroma studio with robotic camera, a playout system with capacity for six channels and a plus-one redundancy path, as well as management and set-up of satellite incoming distribution feeds for re-broadcast.

The playout centre uses an integrated system from Playbox, with a file-based solution for transmission, ingest, asset management, traffic and scheduling, plus online storage.

The studios use an Orad grid-tracking virtual reality system and three Sony HXC-100 triax camera channels in the main studio, and a Panasonic robotic camera system in the second studio.

Routing and timing from Evertz was used throughout the facility, with multi-viewers, signal conversion and distribution from Miranda.