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.

Caledonian Television™ is an affordable, full service business video production company.  More than mere 'Videographers' - we provide a complete 'script to screen' service eliminating the potential legal, quality and technical risks to your business posed by using untrained 'semi pros' and other, non-specialists. We make genuinely professional video for sales, promotion, social media, training, education, exhibition, advertising and most other other business purposes.  

We are experienced, trained and legitimately qualified television professionals. First established in October 1986 at The Red Road in Springburn, where the old Caledonian Railway Company once ruled the rails - Caledonian TV™ specialises in meeting the needs of micro and SME businesses - proud to focus on small independent businesses...

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

Our clients a need real professional solutions to business challenges. And we do that at low cost.  Our prices  are geared to the needs of those with restrictive budgets and are achieved by eliminating all cost-drivers that don't contribute directly to the quality of your programme.

If you're within about 50 road miles of our base near Livingston, we can make you a basic professionally produced business video from as little as £800 inclusive. This includes a 6-hour weekday shoot 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 £1200-£2000 range while the average spend with us across the board is currently about £5000.  - No gimmicks, no upsell.

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 anywhere from YouTube or other Social Media platforms, to a commercial cinema, streaming or broadcast via terrestrial or satellite TV or distributed on disc, memory key, embedded in media products or simply shown running on a TV set on your exhibition stand or reception. 

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.

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!

Your professional video partners...

As a matter of policy we do not seek to 'poach work' from other creative specialists... we simply don't have to!  - Although for instance we do provide professional assistance with using video in a marketing context, we don't pretend to be a 'video marketing agency'! - 35 years of experience has taught us that video is only one possible element of a coherent marketing mix and we're quite happy to acknowledge it isn't a good fit in every case. - We'll happily work with your choice of PR or marketing professionals; and if you happen to be in that field yourself - we'll work with you to  integrate truly professional video with your own offering.

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.  We're happy to point you in the direction of independent hosting - and we'll never 'hold your material hostage' by tying you down to some dubious 'analytics' or SEO deal!

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.

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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