The Caledonian Television Company

Broadcast equipped - Legitimately qualified - Decades of experience!

Based just outside Edinburgh, The Caledonian Television Company™ is a family-owned, family-run, business television consultancy. We make high quality, low cost video programmes to meet business needs such as sales, marketing, training, exhibitions, education, web video, advertising and for commercial release. We also independently advise and assist with the deployment and use of video as a business communications and training tool. - A complete script to screen production and management service!

Originally established in October 1986, at Red Road - which stood on the the very site of the old Caledonian Railway's yards in Glasgow's Springburn district - The Caledonian Television Company™ is still owned and run by its founder, Matt Quinn; an ITV-trained cameraman - and former Lecturer in Television Production - with forty years of genuine broadcast experience under his belt!  Caledonian TV™ is almost unique at the price point in being lead by a legitimate broadcast professional and in operating to broadcast production protocols and standards. We employ decades of commercial video experience to protect and advance your business interests. And in contrast to many, we only employ professional crew who are specifically qualified in film and/or TV production via legitimate UK academic institutions and/or trained by UK broadcasters. - Strictly no randoms, no dreamers and absolutely no 'Space Cadets' - Former or otherwise! What's more, our service is specifically geared to meeting the needs of ambitious small businesses.

Caledonian Television offer Blue-chip quality video production at a realistic price. We shoot every programme on genuine (EBU tier 2 minimum) high definition broadcast television cameras of the kind regularly used for filming news and documentaries - not DSLRs!  Our broadcast camera kits are supported by traditional broadcast lighting and sound equipment - all crews carry a range of professional microphones, including full radio mic kit, from the top names in broadcast such as Sennheiser, Audio Technica and AKG. 

Your video will be edited and mastered on a full edit suite to the same specifications used by most European broadcasters for topical content - not simply cobbled together on a laptop! We also provide a full audit trail for everything we shoot and produce to ensure proper control and management of copyright and intellectual property rights. The end result is both legally safe and technically competent - for upload to the internet for anything from sharing on social media sites such as YouTube, to embed on your website or to stream commercially, distribute on DVD (either in PAL or NTSC as you might require) or Blu-Ray, or 'wrap' to the European AS-11 protocol for broadcast on terrestrial or satellite television.  You can even show your finished film in almost any, modern, digitally-equipped commercial cinema! 

Although we'll go head-to-head with them on price - we can make complete programmes from just £800 - the service provided  by Caledonian TV™ should never be confused with what is on offer by those calling themselves 'videographers' or 'video marketers' - both terms we actively reject and distance ourselves from!  We are properly trained, properly qualified, experienced video producers that specialise in producing low cost video for small business. Solving a problem where previously it was difficult or impossible to afford to hire genuine  professionals with the proper skills and  kit necessary to get legally-safe results, on a par with broadcast television. We say, your business deserves no less!

Video production for business that actually means business!

Properly trained people with the right kit - Get the real deal!

The service we provide is aimed at serious, level-headed business people - at all stages in the business journey - who have limited resources, must have good value for their money, and need a 'proper job' done!  This is why we place such emphasis on meeting high standards of business practice, project management, regulatory compliance and technical competence.  And why we treat every client - from the individual sole trader to cost-conscious major corporations - in exactly the same way. 

Our production management system was developed to meet or exceed the standards required by the major UK broadcasters as well as wider industry, and is compliant and compatible with recognised industrial project management protocols such as Prince-II.  Operationally, we keep your sensitive commercial information secure at all times (non disclosure agreement is a standard feature of our contracts and terms of business)  operate safely at your location to OHSAS 18001 standards, and mitigate business risk by project-managing your production with ISO9001 compliance. Your video will be shot safely, efficiently and legally - ensuring no doubt as to whether the footage can be used without putting your legal position, and reputation, at risk.

Broadcast TV programmes are normally planned almost down to the last shot before anyone picks up a camera - your corporate video programme deserves no less!  We do this to eliminate possibly the major cost-driver; time being wasted while expensive resources are deployed.  Where others will be clueless, cavalier or simply untrained and misinformed about copyright and legal requirements - we routinely provide full , professional, copyright and IP management with a proper audit trail created for all programmes - increasingly important as the effects of the EU's Copyright Article 13 start to impact worldwide

As we only involve ourselves in the making of corporate video, there is no misleading upsell associated with The Caledonian Television Company either.  We can, if you wish, offer a consultancy and support service to help you make best use of your video - but we never push that on people. Our advice and management service is completely independent and unbiased. We won't for example try to flog you overpriced 'video hosting', nor will we hold your programme 'hostage' as part of some dubious video marketing' deal! 

As legitimate masters of our own trade we simply have no time for the Jack of all trades mentality either - which is so much part of the 'race to the bottom'. That's why, rather than trying to poach work from or undermine them, we work with your choice of graphic design, web design, marketing, PR or advertising agent.  We're also extremely happy to work in direct partnership with other legitimate specialist in the creative industries, and welcome enquiries from potential partners to whom we offer industry terms.

Making a business video requires a solid, business-like, professional approach - and we say that with the benefit of almost 33 years experience years doing just exactly that! 

Care to talk? No cost, no obligation, no hard-sell nor silly sales patter! Just an honest, down to earth, face-to-face chat with one of our project managers. We're always pleased to hear from potential clients and partners, and invite you to talk to us, without any obligation or pressure, as early as possible in your project.

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