Spain ended the second quarter with 6.6 million pay-TV subscribers, or 8.1% more than a year earlier.
According to data published by the regulator CNMC, almost two-thirds of the total (4.2 million) used IPTV, with the technology gaining 640,000 customers in the year to June 30. In contrast, cable and satellite lost around 100,000 each in the same period.
CNMC also notes that the number of quadruple and quintuple packages in Spain reached 12 million in June, or 602,000 more than a year earlier.
However, the latter accounted almost entirely for the growth, rising by 649,000 to 5.7 million, while quadruple play fell by 46,000.
In the fixed broadband sector, there were 14.7 million connections at the end of Q2, with 10.3 million, or 1.8 million more than a year earlier, having a contracted speed of 30 Mbps or higher. More than half (55%) had a contracted speed of 100 Mbps or higher.