IMG, Glassman ink reality distribution deal


IMG Global Media head Chris Albrecht has made a deal with Glassman Media to partner on producing and distributing unscripted television series.

As part of the agreement, Glassman Media ("Average Joe," "Three Wishes," "Bingo America") will exclusively develop and produce original reality formats for IMG, which will distribute the resulting projects worldwide.

"Partnering with Chris, Rob [Lee], and their team at IMG has been like joining a dream-team for creative development and business execution," said Glassman Media head Andrew Glassman. "I am thrilled to be a part of Chris and Rob's vision and their focus on quality."

Glassman Media's previous deal was with Fox Television Studios. The company's latest production, "Bingo America," recently launched a 40-episode run on GSN.

Albrecht was formerly chairman and CEO of HBO.