Broadcast equipped - Legitimately qualified -
Decades of experience!
Based just outside Edinburgh, The Caledonian Television
Company™ is a family-owned, family-run, business television and
audio-visual 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 supply research and crew for broadcast
news and documentary, and advise and assist with the deployment of
video as a business communications tool. - A fully project-managed,
script to screen production service!
Originally established in 1986, on the site of the old Caledonian
Railway's yards in Glasgow's Springburn district, Caledonian Television™
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 bel.t.
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. 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!
We offer Blue-chip quality 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. And we operate to ISO 9001/OHAS
18001 standards at al times.
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 intellectal 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
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 major corporations - in exactly the same
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.
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. And 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. 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 - 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 over 32 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.