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The Caledonian Television Company

Broadcast techniques & equipment! - Legitimately qualified professionals!

Video production for people who really do mean business!

We make videos for serious business professionals - we make them well, and we make them affordable.

Producing professional business video of a quality comparable to broadcast television used to be the reserve of large corporations, with huge budgets.  Now, from just £800 inclusive,  you can afford to use a truly professional production company to help meet the needs of your small to medium sized business. 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

Based just outside Edinburgh, Caledonian TV™ is a family-owned, family-run, television production company. We make business videos using legitimately trained professional crew, real TV cameras and the very same production techniques used for broadcast. We 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.

Unlike many others, we use genuine (tier 2J) high definition broadcast television cameras of the kind 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 contact us!

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