TechniSat launches new Freesat HD box

Monday, June 22 2009, 14:23 BST

By Andrew Laughlin

TechniSat has announced the launch of its new HD set-top-box for use with the Freesat satellite TV service.

The TechniSat HDFS Freesat box offers movie, music and photo playback from USB memory sticks and memory cards, as well as WiFi and LAN connections

It has also been designed for environmentally-friendly performance, with 0.25 watt power consumption when in standby mode.

Commenting on the announcement, Technisat managing director Martin Cole said: "We are very pleased with our relationship with Freesat, which has given us the opportunity to create an award winning HD digital box, helping to position TechniSat as a premium UK brand."

Freesat boss Emma Scott added: "With the arrival of their new Freesat box, TechniSat are providing viewers with yet another compelling way to access the range of channels and services available on Freesat."