Fastest growing segment of piracy? Live TV

A new study from Google and the UK copyright collection society PRS for Music finds that live TV is the fastest-growing segment of copyright infringement — and a large presence on social networking sites.

Five sites to keep track of your fall TV favorites

We all love fall TV, but never know when shows are on: Check out this list of services to find episodes of your favorite shows online and get reminders via email, SMS, iCal or even tweet when a new episode is airing on TV.

Online TV guide Fav.tv launches on web, iOS & Android

Fav.tv wants to keep you up to date about your favorite TV shows, but without any of the distractions of other social TV platforms. Instead of asking you to check in to certain shows, it wants you to interact after an episode has aired.

Fav.tv wants to simplify your TV schedule

Fav.tv wants to help you to keep on top of your TV schedule by letting you subscribe to your favorite shows. Users can get an iCalendar feed of the shows they’re following, and the site eventually wants to use its data to help TV networks.

Yidio launches alerts, telling you when shows come online

Can’t remember when your favorite shows are on? Don’t know when Hulu will out up the next episode? Then you’re the right target audience for Yidio’s new alerts, which can be customized to ping you via Facebook, Twitter or email every time content becomes available.

Matcha.tv wants to be your social TV guide online

A new site called Matcha.tv is trying to bring users the best movie and TV recommendations across a number of online video services, leveraging their interests and social graph to surface streaming videos that they might be interested in.

Rovi Buys Sidereel, Expands to the Web

Sidereel has been scooped up by Rovi for an undisclosed amount, and Rovi is also launching a new consumer-facing website for media recommendations. However, the real end game seems to be bringing all of this web content to the next generation of connected devices.

Netflix King of Online TV, but Hulu Plus Is Catching Up

Netfix is the primary reason for people to watch online video on their TV set, be it through a connected device, or simply by connecting their computer to the TV. 70 percent of online video viewers watch Netflix this way, according to a new survey.

TV Viewers Watch Different Shows Online

While shows like American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and NCIS top Nielsen ratings week after week, viewers watching TV content online tune into a different type of fare, with Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries topping viewership on video search site SideReel.