King Kong… top notch service, incredible drivers, clean, well equipped vehicles, on time—every time! Thanks guys…. you ROCK!!!

" Elaine Lee—Producer 5th and Sunset Los Angeles
Thanks again for helping out with our party. The restrooms worked out great and the service was awesome as usual!
" Steve Brazeel

King Kong has great motorhomes and the best drivers in the business. Working with you guys is always easy and a pleasure.

" Cat Burkley-Portfolio One

You guys are the BEST!

" Marie D’Amore—Production Supervisor, HSI

Rusty, Bruce and the guys at King Kong were a crucial asset to my photoshoot.  They took a lot of stress off of my plate and came through when I needed them, allowing me to focus 100% on the production.  Without a doubt, King Kong is now my go-to for production vehicles and I do not hesitate to recommend them to my colleagues.  And, not only is Rusty the best and most helpful driver I have ever had the pleasure of working with, he is also awesome with a fog machine!

" Brett Spencer-Producer,

I just wanted to send you a quick message and let you know how amazing Rich is. I have hired motos from all over and this was by far our best experience. Really nice to work with great people

" Crystal Raymond- Chinese Laundry

We truly enjoyed working from the Helios, the attention to detail to make it an Eco friendly asset to our industry should be commended. The quiet workspace you get when running on the solar power is delightful! Rob was pleasant to be around and always willing to help out. Thank you Rob and King Kong for bringing us the Helios!

" Rochelle Savory-Assistant Production Supervisor

The Helios is a great motorhome. Not only is it energy efficient but it offers a large space for production to work in. The copy machine is great because you can wirelessly print and make color copies and send faxes. The satellite phones came in handy when we realized we didn’t have any cell service on location. We received several compliments throughout the shoot day. Crew walked into the motorhome in awe of such a beautiful space.

" Courtney Witherspoon-Production Coordinator Three One O

We’ve used the Helios twice now and have been quite impressed each time.  It has everything production could want AND it’s earth friendly! We will use the Helios on every job in which we need a moho.

" Mario D’Amici—Production Coordinator, Beef Films

Just wanted to say thanks for the awesome customer service. Our driver was friendly and professional. He arrived early and had everything ready to go for us. The motorhome was clean and in perfect shape. Every detail matters on a shoot to help keep everything running smoothly. We love working with King Kong!

" Jamie Williams- That Girl Productions

…the moho was super nice, everything was great! I will definitely rent it again!!

" Susan Borbely – Prod Coordinator

I wanted to give Rich another glowing report, He was AMAZING on our shoot. The most helpful driver I’ve ever had. I’ll definitely be requesting him on future shoots.

Thanks for everything guys!

" Adrienne Burton – Freelance Prod Coordinator

Thank you so much for lovely Eko lav — definitely the nicest port-a-potty I’ve ever used!

" Amanda – Producer

The drivers were awesome to be with.  Hard working drivers!!   It really stands out when the drivers jump in to help set up base camp, and tear it down.  Not to mention always having a fresh green tea for me just when I needed it every time.  They really were great and I’d ask for them anytime we get vehicles from you. Thanks!

" Mary Brooks – 3 Star Productions

You guys did a phenomenal job with the Helios. And Rob, as always, went above and beyond for us.

" Dan Kae—Assistant Production Supervisor

North Six has been working with King Kong for many years now.  Not only is their customer service unparalleled, but their fleet of motorhomes is always clean, reliable, and exactly what we need to support our photo productions.

" Kyd Kisvarday—Producer, North 6
King Kong has the best equipment & drivers in the biz.
" Tom Baker – gangboss

Zeebox looks to amp up TV experience

A new player is looking to amp up the interactive TV-watching experience for U.S. audiences.

Zeebox, which already has a TV app used by 1.5 million in the U.K., launches today in the USA. Cable giant Comcast has invested an undisclosed amount. Available for Android and Apple devices and Web browsers, the free app blends a TV program guide of 150 U.S. channels for your local market with additional programming information and interactive features, including Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Millions of multitaskers already tinker with their tablets and smartphones while watching TV. More than four out of 10 (42%) of tablet owners — and nearly as many smartphone owners (39%) — use them daily while watching TV, according to Nielsen. But TV viewers have to switch among social sites, TV websites, and other apps and destinations to get the most out of their second screen. Zeebox aims to capture viewers by integrating all the needed features in a single app.

Users can invite their friends to watch along with them on Zeebox and rate programs. That “buzz” score might lead others to tune in to a program. “This becomes really your all-in-one-app to use while you are watching TV,” says Anthony Rose, Zeebox co-founder and chief technology officer.

The free app incorporates information about the majority of U.S. TV channels. And HBO and NBC Universal have pledged to develop enhanced features for their shows. NBC plans to have special features on Notre Dame football broadcasts starting with the Oct. 6 matchup with the University of Miami (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 PT). And broadcasts of The Voice will have new interactive content beginning Monday.

Initial features might include sports highlight videos and team-specific Twitter feeds — only Fighting Irish tweets and none from Hurricane fans. Viewers will be able to buy Notre Dame merchandise, too. Early additions for Zeebox viewers of The Voice will include trivia and information about songs being covered. Polls will be added soon and, by the season’s end, hosts of NBCU reality or nightly talk shows “could be talking about Zeebox as a way to interact with the shows,” says Page Thompson, NBC Universal’s executive vice president for strategic integration.

Zeebox is in discussions with other major networks on using its platform, something Thompson applauds. “It’s not about one show on one night,” he says. “It’s about everything on TV being enhanced.”

The ability to sell merchandise and target ads to viewers could entice other networks to join ranks with Zeebox. “If there is an Audi ad on TV, I’m getting the one for the RS4 and my wife is getting one potentially for the pink A3 because of our viewing behavior and our gender,” Rose says.

NBC can sell advertisers “an ad on their shows, plus a second-screen ad that is going to be interactive and targetable — not just to households but even to people within a house,” Rose says. “Advertising will get reinvented.”

Networks and advertisers alike have been looking for ways to better engage viewers and discourage them from skipping commercials. Zeebox could be “an interesting solution,” says Jim O’Neill, research analyst at Parks Associates. “They can better target consumers with ads that are more likely to be seen than those that are on TV, because they’ll be on the iPad or iPhone that those ‘distracted viewers’ are now spending so much time with,” he says.

And the viewer experience could continue to improve. Comcast plans to add remote-control capability to the app, something subscribers to the U.K.’s Sky pay-TV service already have. “It’s like a super remote control with benefits,” O’Neill says. “What Zeebox brings to the table is a little bit of a track record as well as just enough coolness to be attractive to the U.S. audience.”

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