Piezoelectricity is the ability of some materials such as crystals and certain ceramics, to generate an electric potential in response to applied mechanical stress or heat. If the piezo crystals are not short-circuited, the applied charge induces a voltage across the material.
Here is a simple solution to protect TV from voltage surge through cable during lightning. It gives protection, if the induced current is not too high. The circuit uses only two Safety capacitors to limit the voltage entering into the antenna input of the TV. This can be also used in Modem cables.