Technisat to produce Freesat boxes

German manufacturer Technisat is to release a line of high definition free-to-air satellite receivers compatible with Freesat.

The firm has opened a dedicated UK office and appointed a dedicated managing director for the UK, Martin Cole, ahead of the move.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with Freesat," said Cole. "This provides us the ideal opportunity to introduce the high-quality TechniSat brand and Freesat HD receiver into the UK market."

Freesat managing director Emma Scott added: "The new HD digital boxes by TechniSat will provide a quality option for consumers to enjoy the choice and range of channels that are available on Freesat."