Freesat has announced a partnership with German consumer electronics company TechniSat to produce HD digital boxes this year.
The German-based TechniSat Digital Group is described as "a leading consumer electronics organisation with a strong history of producing high quality set top boxes, PVRs, and IDTVs".
Emma Scott, Freesat's MD says: "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".
While Martin Cole, TechniSat Digital UK MD says: "We are extremely pleased to be working with Freesat. This provides us the ideal opportunity to introduce the high-quality TechniSat brand and Freesat HD receiver into the UK market".
Freesat says it's also in talks with a range of other manufacturers and will continue to announce further partners in 2009.