Regulator Anacom said there were 3.6 million subscribers at the end of the third quarter.
The greatest increase has come from fibre-optic services that added a total of 220,000 subscribers, however cable remains the dominant means of delivery.
NOS group holds 43.5% of subscribers, followed by MEO, Vodafone and Cabovisão with 39.4%, 12.2% and 4.7%, respectively. Vodafone secured the greatest number of net subscribers on the quarter.
In late September, about 16.2% of households with pay-TV had access to premium channels (an increase of just 0.7 percentage points over the previous year), while 78.7% had more than 80 channels (An increase of 6.7 percentage points year-on-year).
About 3.2% of individuals aged 10 years or more had subscribed to on demand streaming services including (Netflix, Fox Play and Nplay).
In the 3rd quarter, 89.3% of subscribers to the subscription television signal distribution service had this integrated package service, totalling 3.25 million users.
Total revenues for the pay-TV distribution services totalled 1,342 million up 8.6% than on the same period in 2016.