The Caledonian Television Company

Corporate Vision - For SMALL Businesses!

When it comes to business video our focus is on small businesses run by real people living in the real world.

First established in October 1986, at The Red Road in Springburn where the old Caledonian Railway Company once ruled the rails - Caledonian Television™ is an affordable, full service business video production company.  Our roots are in broadcast and we do provide crew for newsgathering and documentary as well as research and production services. However,  we also make genuinely professional video for sales, promotion, social media, training, education, exhibition, advertising and most other other business purposes.

- Because we are just exactly that ourselves! Proud to be a small family firm.

As legitimate professionals, we don't feel the need to base our offer on 'Dell Boy' fantasies about being international traders. We won't be asking you to pay through the nose for us being holed up in some city-centre loft with a 'free' bar. And no - we're not Pirates nor for that matter are we Cowboys! If it's playground games and an adult crèche you're after - we don't do that.  Instead, because our clients are actual grown-ups who need real solutions, we eliminate the potential legal, quality and technical risks to your business posed by using untrained 'semi pros' and other, non-specialists. And we do that at low cost.

Our prices  are geared to the needs of those with restrictive budgets such as ambitious startups, sole traders, micro-businesses, SME, third sector and public service organisations. And we keep those prices low simply by eliminating cost-drivers that do not directly contribute to the quality of your programme... 

Using real TV cameras with broadcast quality lighting and sound - your programme will be made to the same technical standards required by UK and European broadcasters for HD topical content.  We project-manage all programmes using the same techniques used in broadcast - and are led by a seasoned broadcast professional with over 40 years of experience in Educational, Broadcast and Business TV.  In order to protect your business interests, we particularly ensure copyright and operational compliance are properly handled at every production stage. And we deliver your programme in a variety of formats fit for display anywhere from YouTube to a commercial cinema.

At Caledonian Television™ we make video for intelligent people...  We don't just 'create around feelings' or any other such nebulous thing.
And as masters of our own, we strongly reject the 'Jack of all trades' mentality.

We're here to compliment legitimate marketers, PR organisations and fellow creatives - not to undermine or poach work from them . - That's as well as support those independent entrepreneurs who know their own business, know their own minds and know their own communication needs.

PROFESSIONAL CREWS. We only use crew who have successfully studied TV or Film production at a legitimate UK Academic Institution and/or trained with a major UK broadcaster such as the BBC or one of the ITV companies.

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 over forty years of genuine broadcast experience to his name!

PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT. We shoot on real broadcast TV cameras - NOT DSLRs! We edit to meet EBU AS-11 broadcast standards for topical content on full edit suites. And naturally, we use traditional broadcast lighting and sound.

Legitimate professionals - with the right tools for the job!

What does it cost?

The first thing most people ask about is price.  And because each and every programme is bespoke that really is a 'how long is a piece of string' question. Ultimately it's impossible to answer accurately until we assess your particular needs.  - And we will always put together a bespoke package for you.

However, we think it's only fair to give at least 'ballpark' idea of what things cost... 

Although we do provide professional assistance with using video in a marketing context for instance , we don't pretend to be a 'video marketing agency', because almost 35 years of experience has taught us that video is only one possible element of a coherent marketing mix. 

We're not in the business of upselling overpriced hosting or SEO services either!  - Although of course helping you find and upload to the best platform is just part of the job.

As legitimate professionals we use proven broadcast production strategies to assess your business needs and discover the best approach to meet them.  We never approach any enquiry hell-bent on closing a sale.  And if video just isn't feasible or right for your particular project we'll happily tell you so at an early stage... without obligation or cost.

Bullet Point - If you're within about 50 road miles of our base near Livingston, West Lothian, we can make you a basic professionally produced business video from as little as £600 inclusive. This includes a 1/2 day shooting at a single location, library music, and basic graphics derived from your existing materials - a complete programme in every sense of the word. More typically,  programmes fall into the £1500-£2000 range while the average spend with us across the board is currently about £6000. 

Bullet Point - We are also happy to produce regular programmes along a common theme or branding. - Ideal for 'video podcasts' or brand development through video newsletters - this service starts from around £11,000 per annum for 12 programmes on a monthly basis.  - Naturally we can also offer terms for any other frequency of filming and/or presentation. And we are happy to film and document your projects as they progress and develop. 

Bullet Point - That isn't the limit of our capabilities - we can (through our broadcast production partners) organise and access specialist facilities such as multi-camera studios, broadcast quality drones and helicopters, international crews and even underwater filming. 

Care to talk? Want to find out more?  Or just push some ideas around the table? 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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