About Televisual

About Televisual

This is a welcome page for those interested in Televisual and marketing to the UK production sector – whether in the form of advertising or sponsorship.

The Televisual difference is that Televisual is uniquely only and all about production from commission to final master and Televisual’s audience the management, producers, production executives and lead creative and technical operators who make this happen. Televisual has often been described as ‘the voice of the UK production community’ and ‘the industry bible’. The following pages provide plenty of detail about Televisual magazine and televisual.com

To find out more about Televisual magazine’s readers and editorial context, please go to the TELEVISUAL MAGAZINE page.

You can see a full list of Televisual’s special reports and features and when they happen, on the TELEVISUAL TIMETABLE page.

You can find out about advertising rates in the magazine on the TELEVISUAL ADVERTISING RATES page

And you can find out about advertising options and rates for this site on the DIGITAL ADVERTISING page.

Televisual is however much more than just the finest magazine and website for the UK production community. As you would expect from the UK’s leading media brand, Televisual is active in many other areas including industry events, its own awards, additional magazines and film production. You can read a little about these additional products with some helpful links as you scroll down this page, including:

  • The new Televisual’s Factual Briefing magazine
  • The new Televisual Factual Films
  • The Televisual Factual Festival which has been running for two decades
  • The unique Televisual Bulldog Awards which have also been running for over two decades
  • Televisual VIP events including bespoke Heads of … Roundtables, the Future of Post and the Televisual Village Fete
  • Televisual bespoke advocacy marketing including research, design and fulfilment of magazines or case study advertising
  • And Televisual’s third-party film production

Every magazine, event, film or marketing product is delivered with care and attention which is why Televisual has a uniquely loyal customer base. As the adage has it, ‘respect is earned’.

About Televisual

THE TELEVISUAL FACTUAL OFFER

Televisual took a pragmatic view not to stage the Televisual Factual Festival in 2020 and 2021 but is now planning to run in early Autumn 2022. Out of this hiatus Televisual launched two new products:

  • The Televisual Factual Briefing – a must-have breakdown of factual commissioners and commissioning by channel (and a lot more). The magazine first published with the Winter 2021 magazine. You can see the new magazine HERE. Televisual Factual Briefing publishes twice a year in Summer and Winter
  • The Televisual Factual Films – a series of a dozen films, captured with broadcast camera crews and edited at broadcast post houses. A very welcome alternative to virtual conferences and Zoom fatigue. The open access films were posted in December 2021 and January 2022 on this web site and you can see them running HERE within the FEATURES pages on this web site.

Televisual Factual Festival
The Televisual Factual Festival is a must-attend, high-impact business conference for factual Indies and filmmakers to discuss and understand the opportunities within international factual commissioning, funding, new media and distribution. The next festival runs in early Autumn 2022 in central London. The Televisual Factual Festival includes presentations from and panel discussions with over fifty speakers that together define UK factual production output with over 300 ticketed delegates (typically Indie managing directors and heads of department) and in 2019 with a returning delegate rate of over 70%.

Televisual Factual Festival
If you want to connect with UK factual Indies and filmmakers, Televisual offers a range of very visible and competitively priced sponsorship options.

Please email james@televisual.com for more information. A detailed prospectus will be available in Q1 2022.

Televisual Bulldog Awards

THE TELEVISUAL BULLDOG AWARDS

Now in its twentieth year, the Televisual Bulldog Awards celebrate the best of UK television within a unique format and agenda where the UK production community votes for the best UK programmes from the previous year. There are three stages to the awards:

  • There are 15 categories with six choices per category for television shows first shown between July 2021 and June 2022. This shortlist is curated by Televisual’s Editor and published within the Televisual Nominations supplement (which is sent out with Autumn’s Televisual) you can see HERE with voting online within the Nominations microsite.
  • The Televisual Bulldog Awards winners are announced online in mid-Autumn within an updated Winners microsite you can see HERE, and the winners interviewed within a special Televisual supplement that goes out with the Winter issue called The Inspiration Behind Great Television that you can see HERE.
  • The final part of the programme is the exceptionally well-loved Televisual Bulldog Awards Gala Dinner. Rather than another prize-giving with tables sold based on paid-for shortlists, the dinner is an opportunity to celebrate all that’s good in UK television with an exclusive event for sponsors and winners at the fabulous ballroom at the Hotel Café Royal.

The Televisual Bulldog Awards deliver industry-wide recognition and enhances the reputation of everyone involved – winners, nominees and sponsors. Through direct and memorable association sponsors can get much closer to their core customers while the wider Televisual community has its say about the best television of the previous year.

Please email james@televisual.com for a sponsorship prospectus.

TELEVISUAL TECHNOLOGY EVENTS & ROUNDTABLES

Televisual hosts regular technology events from private sponsored networking dinners – the Televisual Heads of … Roundtables – to larger free-to-attend (by VIP invitation) production technology events like the ever-popular Future of Post and HDR in Production events in Soho and more occasionally in other UK cities.

Previous Future of Post events have covered topics such as High Dynamic Range, media storage and the cloud. Televisual’s technology events are exceptionally well-attended by small numbers (around 150) of the right people from the largest production and post companies. Our last Future of Post was attended by a VIP invited audience with over 50 post houses attending at MD or CTO level. (That’s more UK post houses than attend most UK or international trade shows and in numbers where you can meet all of the delegates and even demonstrate your kit within a relaxed and friendly environment).

With indoor events challenging to forecast ahead (or attend), Televisual launched an outdoor event called the Televisual Village Fete which took place in early July 2021. It was an extraordinarily popular event (with over 80 post houses attending at a director level) and one that will be staged again in 2022. You can see a short film of the event HERE.

The Roundtable format is usually staged with either Heads of Production or Heads of Post (or CTOs) with three sponsoring parties and up to a dozen agreed executives exploring specific themes (from drama and multi-camera production to HDR and Dolby Atmos post over an upmarket private dinner). The resulting dialogue is then edited over four pages in the next Quarterly issue. Sponsors are able to get much closer to their larger customers and understand their challenges and opportunities while being visible within the magazine.

Please email james@televisual.com to find out when the next events are running. With an improved public health context, we expect to be running events in most quarters in 2022.

Televisual Advocacy Case Studies

TELEVISUAL ADVOCACY CASE STUDIES & MAGAZINES

Televisual provides third-party magazine publishing and bespoke double page advertorials within the magazine.

Every Quarter Televisual works with technology vendors, resellers and facilities to create compelling double page spread case studies with work including research, interviews, copy-writing and design (with the customer receiving all assets) with a broad range of recent customers including The Look, Narduzzo Too, Sky Production Services, Jam VFX, Sony, Sandisk, HHB (for Avid), Exacta, Escape Technology (for HP) and Pixit Media. Televisual’s detailed understanding of marketing messages and imperatives combined with our knowledge of what the service or product actually represents (and what sets it apart) and our contact network gives us stand-out appeal and where Televisual is the natural home for engaging with and informing the production community about stand-out projects and technology change.

Televisual Advocacy Case StudiesOn a grander level, Televisual has published many bespoke magazines over the years for customers including Sony (The Producer and many other one-off magazines), Avid (Create) and one-off magazines for facilities companies like Molinare and OnSight.

Please email james@televisual.com to explore how we can increase your engagement with Televisual’s audience.

Televisual FilmsTELEVISUAL FILMS

As above, you can see Televisual’s editorial films which are funded through combined sponsorship from multiple partners and where we fully expect to extend this offer and within other genre.

Televisual also produces films for individual customers which are based on either advocacy marketing or product launches. Over the past decade Televisual has produced hundreds of short films for leading international technology companies, many involving the production of a (second) short drama film or beauty reel to demonstrate product benefits. Customers have included Sony, Fujinon and Escape Technology (for HP). These films have been extensively shown at industry trade shows (like IBC, the BSC Expo and NAB) as well as at international film festivals, almost always now in HDR and sometimes as DCPs. Producing these films – employing the latest technology and workflows and working with many of the UK’s leading creative operators – has given Televisual a unique understanding of what really happens on set or in post and helps inform Televisual’s editorial.

You can see a selection of films at TELEVISUAL CREATIVE HERE

Please contact james@televisual.com who can present incredibly well-priced options with extraordinarily compelling outcomes.

TELEVISUAL MEDIA UK OFFERS MORE

Televisual Media UK believes that industry communities turn to magazines to set the trends and provide business overviews and detailed understanding within a longform agenda-setting context. Playing to this “sit back” approach in print means a more engaged and consequently informed readership. Televisual’s readers spend up to an hour reading Televisual magazine and regularly come back to the magazine for insight, inspiration and benchmark knowledge. This in turn allows Televisual’s advertisers to ‘tell a product or brand story’ and where Televisual works with brands to help them tell their own story through advocacy marketing pieces.

Televisual takes the view that the same communities turn to online media for immediate news information, visual inspiration and to drill down for specific content online which underpins this televisual.com website. It is broadly the same Televisual community that we have engaged and inspired in print over the past three-and-a-half decades that comes back to televisual.com time and again.

The strength of the Televisual brand and audience engagement is further articulated by Televisual events. The annual Televisual Factual Festival is the leading forum for factual programme makers. Televisual’s engagement with UK post production has no equal whether through the Future of Post events or more recently the Televisual Village Fete. The unique Televisual Bulldog Awards is a perfect example of delivering customer engagement in a unique, personal and memorable way. Televisual events are always attended by the cream of a given specialism or discipline and can rightfully be described as VIP.

Every magazine, supplement, film, event or creative marketing project that Televisual delivers is fulfilled in the context of profound industry knowledge, with creative flair and in conjunction with the very best in the business. Televisual always more than delivers on promise. And this is why Televisual has the most loyal customer base of any media platform in the industry.

CONTACT

Talk to James about how best to integrate print, online and events and you’ll be surprised what Televisual can deliver. Email james@televisual.com today and directly connect with your market.