An anonymous reader writes: According to Dan Rayburn from streamingmedia.com, in addition to an open source release of VP8 on the 19th of May Google will also announce support for VP8 video from a variety of vendors and major content owners. He writes on his blog: 'Once the On2 deal was finalized, Google has been hard at work meeting with many different vendors in the online video ecosystem including video platform providers, encoding companies, hardware vendors and others to convince them to support VP8 in their product lines. So far, they have been successful in their efforts and have quite a few vendors who have agreed to support VP8 have been busy over the past few months building that support into their platforms. In addition, I've also learned that some major content owners also plan to support VP8 soon after it becomes open-sourced and that while Google is not working directly with them, they are using the vendors in the video space to help convince them to encode to VP8.' So ends the Flash video hegemony?