At the same time, according to data published by the regulator CNMC, revenues from FTA services fell by 5.9% to around €320 million.
The pay-TV subscriber total at the end of Q3 2019 stood at 6.9 million, with the number increasing by 145,000 in the third quarter.
The leading technologies in terms of take-up were IPTV (offered through fibre and xDSL networks) and cable, with 4.5 million and 1.3 million subscribers respectively.
The overwhelming number of pay-TV subscribers (91%) received their services as part of packages.
In terms of distribution for both free and pay-TV, DTT accounted for 76.6%, cable and IPTV 21.5% and DTH 1.9%.
Compared to previous years, DTT and especially DTH continued to decline while cable and IPTV grew.
CNMC notes that this trend is related to an increase in pay-TV subscriptions, especially through fibre networks.