At the same time, according to the regulator ANRCETI, revenues from IPTV services increased by 12.8% to around MDL89.3 million (€4.4 million).
All told, the country ended last year with 335,400 pay-TV subscribers, or 1.7% more than in 2018, while total pay-TV revenues increased by 20% to MDL298.6 million.
Pay-TV penetration increased by 0.4 percentage points to 12.5% per 100 inhabitants, and ARPU fell by 6.5% to MDL39.1.
IPTV was the dominant technology, accounting for 53.8% of subscribers. It was followed by cable with 46.2%. Almost two thirds (61.8%) received digital and the remainder analogue services.
Moldtelecom was the leading provider in revenue terms, with a market share of 38.2%. It was followed by TV Box (16.4%), Sun Communications (15.8%) and others (29.6%).