Can Brightcove resolve the discord between Flash-loving publishers and the Flash-hating Apple? At least in the case of The New York Times and Time magazine, whose multimedia offerings will now be
compatible with Apple's iPad thanks to Brightcove.
The online video platform says its new Brightcove Experience for HTML5 -- a framework for publishing and delivering interactive and advertising-supported Web video -- can now replace Adobe Flash video on publishers' Web sites. The platform is available free to Brightcove's more than 1,000 customers worldwide. Last week, it was revealed that CBS was testing HTML5 for video playback on the iPad. In January, meanwhile, Google added HTML5 support for YouTube.