Freesat has signed up another partner, TechniSat of Germany, to manufacture high-definition set-top boxes for the UK market

Freesat has signed a deal with German manufacturer TechniSat for the production of high-definition set-top boxes for its satellite HD TV service.

The deal follows agreements with Panasonic and LG to manufacture Freesat-equipped TVs.

German-based TechniSat Digital Group, which has recently opened a dedicated UK office, is a leading manufacturer of set-top boxes, personal video recorders (PVRs) and IDTVs.

Martin Cole, TechniSat Digital UK's managing director, says: "We are extremely pleased to be working with Freesat. This provides us with the ideal opportunity to introduce the high-quality TechniSat brand and Freesat HD receiver into the UK market."