According to the research Portuguese pay TV operators collectively signed up 38,200 customers in the second quarter, up 1.2% on the previous quarter. In the year to June, pay TV numbers grew by 104,800, or 3.3%.
According to Anacom, the growth was driven by take-up of offers over FTTH/B and DSL services, while cable customers declined marginally. Cable had 42.7% of the overall subscriber base at the end of the second quarter, while xDSL had 22.2%, DTH had 18.2% and FTTH/B had 16.9%.
About eight in 10 pay TV subscribers took a service as part of a bundled package. Nos remained the pay TV leader, with a 45.3% share, followed by Portugal Telecom with 41.9%, Cabovisão with 6.7%, and Vodafone with 5.9%.
Only about 18.6% of pay TV subscribers took premium channels, down 0.9% quarter-on-quarter.