The Caledonian Television Company

Broadcast techniques & equipment! - Legitimately qualified professionals!

Video production for people who really do mean business!

Caledonian TV makes it possible for your business message to be presented in the best possible light, at a reasonable cost.  - Be it for sales, training, exhibition or online use, we'll keep your commercially sensitive data secure and ensure that your video is not only legally safe, but shot to a standard similar to that you see on broadcast television. We don't just take pictures and edit video, but manage the production process from script to screen to ensure the end product represents you well and that your business interests are fully protected before, during and after production.

Based just outside Edinburgh, Caledonian TV™ is a family-owned, family-run, business television production company.  Please don't confuse us with so-called 'videographers', a term from which we actively distance ourselves. The plain fact is that there is much more to the process of producing video for business than simply taking pictures with a video camera! That's why we make your programme using legitimately trained professional crew, real TV cameras (NOT DSLRs!) and the very same production techniques used for broadcast. Whether it's a website video, sales or training DVD or Blu Ray, an exhibition video, for YouTube, Vimeo or even a broadcast TV advert, we can help.

As established specialists we have no need to poach work from or undermine other creatives. We work collaborativelywith legitimate marketers, design, advertising and PR agencies as well as directly with end users. With commercial confidentiality and Non-Disclosue Agreement central to our project management process, we have no hidden agenda or upsell - We are purely video producers and simply don't have to pretend to be 'video marketers', social media consultants or anything else just to get work. - No, we're not Jacks of all trades, but true masters of one! 

Caledonian TV™ specialise in meeting the needs of those with very restricted budgets such as, ambitious startups, sole traders, micro-businesses, SME, third sector and public service organisations.  - We solve a problem where previously it was difficult or impossible to afford to hire genuine professionals with the proper kit necessary to get results on a par with broadcast television. This is achieved by operating on lean production principles, prioritising customer value and eliminating waste. 

At the heart of our operation is experience and legitimacy. First 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 broadcast professional - and former Lecturer in Television Production - with almost forty years of genuine broadcast experience under his belt!

One of the most affordable and experienced corporate video production services in Britain!

We put Blue-Chip level corporate video firmly in the hands of SMALL businesses!

We believe SME clients deserve the real deal - so we only use crew who are either ITV/BBC trained, or who have successfully completed a course of education, in a film or TV related discipline, at a recognised UK academic institution - by that we mean a recognised college or university. And we will make your video using the same techniques used for broadcast television - no half measures!

Our production management system has been developed to meet or exceed the standards of the major UK broadcasters as well as industry. It is compatible with recognised quality assurance standards including ISO9001 and with project management protocols such as Prince-II. That means we provide full professional copyright and IP management with a proper audit trail, and ensure that the making of your film is planned almost down to the last shot before we even pick up a camera - eliminating possiblythe major cost-driver; waste!

Unlike many others, we use genuine (tier 2J) high definition broadcast television cameras of the kind regularly used for filming news and documentaries. We also use traditional broadcast lighting and sound equipment - what's more, we do have the training, skills, and experience to utilise them effectively!  Your finished programme will be mastered to the same specifications used by most European broadcasters for topical content. The end result is ready to upload to the internet, 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.

You can even show your finished film in almost any modern digitally-equipped commercial cinema!

Properly trained people with the right kit get the job done!

So, where do we make the cuts?

A full script to screen service, working to the same standards used in broadcast!

How can we make complete programmes from just £800?  It's fairly simple... We just don't waste money on frivolous nonsense!

Caledonian TV™ is driven by almost forty years of real-world experience in the broadcast industry and, for over thirty of those years we've been making video for business users. Over that time we've learned what is really required to get the job done, and what's just burning money for show. If a cost-driver is not necessary to the actual business of producing your video, we remove it. - So you'll find no childish gimmicks on our watch, and we don't ask you to pay for anything that doesn't contribute directly to the quality and effectiveness of your programme. 

Care to talk?

No cost, no obligation, no hard-sell or silly sales patter... Just an honest, face-to-face chat with one of our producers. We're always pleased to hear from potential clients and partners, and invite you to talk to us, without any obligation or pressure, early in your project. Please bear in mind that we operate a structured project management system which is designed to protect your business interests and budget. This means there is generally at least a six-to-eight week 'lead time' between commissioning your programme and the commencement of filming. Post production (editing and finishing) generally takes between ten days and two weeks in most cases.

The longer we have to plan your programme, the better-placed we're likely to be to help save you money! - It's never too early to start a conversation!

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