CALEDONIAN TELEVISION RACK RATES FROM 1ST FEBRUARY 2019 - 5TH APRIL 2020
subjected to some criticism for the complexity of our pricing
structure - mainly by 'competitors' alarmed by our transparency,
willingness to publish our rate card openly and explain 'up
front' how our pricing structure works. - Our policies and
procedures have been developed over a period in excess of thirty
years producing video for business... And our priorities are to
keep costs down, be as open and fair as possible to good
impossible for any legitimate programme producer to
give you a price for your programme until they have assessed
exactly what it is you need! - Fixed price packages, in
our considerable experience, force you to pay
for things you don't need and omit things that you do!
Likewise, 'blanket pricing' places customers in a position where
they're paying for the misconduct of others; the cost of
financing bad payers has to be factored in somehow - cold hard
fact of life! And we don't think that's fair or reasonable. to
make the majority pay for that!
Our policy is to
provide every client with a bespoke package which - providing
they adhere to the terms and conditions of trade - is
heavily discounted from out basic 'rack rate'.
'rack rate' is one borrowed from the hotel industry where it
describes the full undiscounted price of a room or othere
services taken 'on demand' at very short notice or otherwise
adverse circumstances. Something we have in common
with the hotel trade is that it's far cheaper and more efficient
for us to deploy resources on a planned basis. - it's also
essential to our pricing policy that prompt payers aren't
tacitly forced to foot the cost of people who 'take liberties'.
note that following restructuring of the business in early
2019, the prices shown do NOT include V.A.T. WHICH IS
CURRENTLY NOT CHARGEABLE ON OUR SERVICES - This position is
currently under review with HMRC and may change, however
should that change happen we will honour the 'bottom line'
prices on contracts agreed at that time ( i.e. we will pay the
VAT on existing agreements)
We use these
rack rates to calculate the pre-discount and
default cost of any package of services we provide.
Full Rack rates are only applied where;
i) Programmes are made or services provided
at very short notice which cannot be placed within our normal
production cycle and require us to work out of hours.
ii) Clients (or their agents) behave
unreasonably - i.e. including but not limited to wilful failure
or refusal to adhere to the agreed script or shooting schedule,
attempts being made to divert or misdirect film crews from their
purpose or schedule, attempts to introduce unagreed "eleventh
hour" changes or additions without adjustment to the agreed
script/schedule, abuse (verbal, physical or otherwise) of our
crew, facilities or goodwill or failure to meet undertakings.
iii) Productions which take us outside the
iv) Accounts become overdue or a production
is halted because stage payments haven't been made.
Rack rates are also used to calculate overtime and out-of-hours working time, although where these are additional to a package deal (as they almost always are) the actual amount charged will be discounted at the same rate as the package provided the account does not fall delinquent.
Caledonian TV provide ONLY a Business to
Business service and DO NOT provide wedding, social, private or
domestic video services to consumers.
BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT Individuals or companies who can satisfy us that they are bona-fide web designers, advertising agents, P.R. consultants or multimedia content providers may be entitled to take advantage of our agency discounts when commissioning projects on behalf of clients. Special terms and conditions apply to such work. Please contact us for further details.
Alternatively, commission terms - payable
on settlement with us by your client - may be negotiated.
Please note that, as with other types of
discount, we do reserve the right to withdraw agency discounts
where accounts become delinquent.
9:00am until 5:00pm Mon-Fri. Urgent works which requires out-of-hours working may be charged at an enhanced rate.
All crews are equipped with
HIGH DEFINITION cameras, normally to a minimun EBU Tier 2J
standard, lighting kit, full production sound kit. A full day
refers to a maximum of 9 hours on location with a one-hour lunch
break and two 20-minute rest breaks, a half day refers to a
maximum of 4 hours on location with one 20-minute rest break.
£123.50 per hour / 889.20 per
day / £488.80 per half day
£162.50 per hour / £1170 per day / £643.50 per half day
- £123.50 per hour / £163.80 - £889.20
per day / £91 - £676.80 per half day
Day rates, travel time and out of hours services:
1) A standard working day is 9:00am until 5:00pm with a one-hour lunch break and two 20-minute rest breaks. This timeframe is flexible within the range of our normal working hours and can be shifted back or forward two hours as required at no additional cost. PLEASE NOTE THAT AS IS STANDARD INDUSTRY PRACTICE, CREW TIME IS NORMALLY CALCULATED FROM LEAVING OUR BASE NEAR LIVINGSTON UNTIL OUR RETURN AND THAT CREW ARE 'ON DUTY' WHILE TRAVELLING.
2) Location crew time is calculated in 15-minute increments from departure from our base near Livingston (or temporary location if based away from home) until return to our base.
3) Normal working hours for field and production crew are 07:00-19:00 Mon-Fri. Operation outside these hours is normally charged at enhanced rates on the following scale.
19:01-22:00 Base Rate X 1.5
Weekend rates; applied from 00:01 Saturday until 06:00 Monday.
08:00 -18:00 Base Rate X 1.5
Where staff are required to remain at a location overnight a NON DISCOUNTABLE 'down time' enhancement of £40-£80 is payable in respect of each crewmember for each night spent away from home, the actual rate being dependant on seniority. Crew are entitled to a minimum of 12 hours rest ('down time') in any 24 hour period. In addition, all accommodation, primary meals meals and administration costs must be met.
The MINIMUM standard of
accommodation required is a single private room, with bathroom
for EACH crew member.
Post Production Services
Standard Editing; DV/HDV/HD Cam EX
No additional charge for conforming and upscaling PAL Beta SP & SX, VHS, SVHS or Lowband Umatic.
- Output is MXF-OP1a AVC-Intra Class 100
1920x1080 25fps as per EBU AS-11 broadcast standards.
Editing; other formats (including
dubbing/conforming to standard formats)
CD and DVD Authoring: AS STANDARD you are
supplied with your programme on a basic DVD with a standard
single-play menu. Additional DVD and multimedia design and
authoring services, photo editing and preparation.
Updates and modifications: Your programme
can be easily updated, altered or re-worked at a later date.
This is subject to our standard edit rates and a minimum charge
Fuel and Travel costs.
While we do still routinely cover the
whole of the UK (with the exception of areas inside the London
LEZ) due to current government policies and taxation on
fuel we regret that we are no longer able to freely 'factor in'
the now very significant cost of UK road fuel into our prices
without causing a severe disadvantage to the majority of our
customers who are based here in Scotland...
We were faced with a choice of either raising our prices for everyone or introducing an additional mileage charge in respect of road miles outwith what we consider a 'reasonable day's drive'. We decided that the latter course of action was fairer on the majority of our clients.
prices and location day rates include the cost of road travel
to locations within 125 road miles of our base near
Livingston, West Lothian. In practice this means we cover most
of Scotland's Central Belt, the Lowlands and Borders and as
far up as Arrochar and Arbroath without incurring any extra
Work that accrues more than 250 road miles in any day or involves working outside the 125-mile limit will generate an additional non-discountable mileage charge of 65p + VAT (78p in total) per mile; this figure having been calculated to take into account the actual cost of running our vehicles as opposed to the fantasy figure allowed by the UK government.