Why is the statuette called an Oscar? Who are the nominees for Actor in a Supporting Role? What is the name of the lead actress in “Slumdog Millionaire”?
You can text all your questions about the movies to 542542 (kgbkgb)!
NEW YORK – Feb. 19, 2009 – On February 22, millions of viewers will tune in to the 81st Annual Academy Awards ceremony to find out if their favorite actor, actress, or movie will win the most recognized trophy in the world, the Oscar. Before, during, and after the broadcast, film fans now have a resource for all the questions about movies that arise this time of year – the kgb 542542 text answer service is available 24/7 to answer America’s questions about the Oscars.
kgb has pioneered the provision of a broad range of wholesale and retail information services beyond traditional directory assistance services, including call completion, movie listings, train schedules, price comparisons and “Ask Us Anything” service across multiple platforms, including mobile and landline phones, SMS and the Internet. In 2008, kgb won the Pelorus Award for the Best Text Directory Information Service in the United States. Last year kgb served more than a hundred million consumers globally and answered nearly a billion questions.
Who was the first actor to receive an Oscar? How many times has Julia Roberts won? What films are nominated for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year? Who directed “Milk”? What time does the red carpet coverage start? Which network is carrying the Oscar broadcast? Who designed Angelina Jolie’s dress?
What all these questions have in common is that they can be sent via text message to 542542, the kgb text answer service, where a specially-trained kgb Agent is waiting to provide a quick, accurate answer.
The kgb 542542 text answer service combines the power of the company’s best-in-class knowledge database with the judgment and skill of a specially-trained community of agents—kgb Special Agents—who provide quick, accurate responses to any question. Users receive real-time answers to questions any time, day or night, from any cell phone, for a cost of only $.50 through most providers.
“When Oscar time rolls around, one of America’s favorite topics is movies—not just nominees for this year, but films and performances from years past. And since none of us has a perfect memory, this adds up to millions of questions about the movies,” said Bruce Stewart, CEO of kgb Digital and Mobile. “kgb’s 542542 text answer service is on hand before, during and after the Academy Awards to answer whatever America wants to know about movies, actors, directors, or film trivia—a total text answer resource for questions that come up at Oscar time.”
In January kgb launched its flagship text answer service, 542542 (kgbkgb), along with a suite of information services that deliver information via text, web, and mobile applications. This launch followed the success of kgb’s similar “Ask Us Anything” premium text answer service in the United Kingdom.
kgb (www.kgb.com) is a privately held, New York-based company and the world’s largest independent provider of directory assistance and enhanced information services. Founded in 1992 with the name INFONXX, the company changed its name to kgb in 2008. During its fifteen year history, kgb has built some of the most successful and recognizable retail brands in the telecommunications and enhanced information services sector in Europe, including The Number 118 118 in the United Kingdom and Le Numero 118 218 in France, both of which have the largest market share in their respective markets. kgb is also the largest and fastest-growing independent wholesale directory assistance service provider in the U.S.