On Dec. 12, 2017, the EU Parliament rejected the EU Commission’s so-called “SatCab proposal” (2016/0284 (COD)) in favour of territory-by-territory licensing. The EU Parliament confirmed the decision of the Legal Committee (Rechtsausschuss) to pursue a rather strict interpretation of the country-of-origin principle. In consequence, the country-of-origin principle shall only apply to online retransmission of “News & Current Affairs”. The EU Parliament stresses that such interpretation is sufficient to meet the needs of the free flow of information (Freier Informationsfluss). With its decision, the EU Parliament reinforces the respect and legality of the exclusive licensing of territorial rights to films and television which is crucial for investment in audio-visual content and ensures the diversity and quality of European TV-programs and productions on behalf of the consumer’s interests.