Apple Insider reports several big Hollywood companies have spoiled Apple's iPad party. Time Warner and NBC Universal are reportedly unwilling to convert their extensive video libraries to accommodate the iPad tablet, because such a reformatting would be quite costly and not worth it because Flash dominates the web
According to report by the New York Post, unnamed sources reportedly said that "several large media companies, including Time Warner and NBC Universal, told Apple they won't retool their extensive video libraries to accommodate the iPad, arguing that such a reformatting would be expensive and not worth it because Flash dominates the Web."
The media firms are said to be betting on a new fleet of iPad-like devices promised by Dell and HP, which they expect will run Flash and therefore not require any changes to their existing libraries of web content. One media executive also pointed to the announcement of Google TV, which is expected to promote Flash as a media distribution technology, although not to mobile users.