News of Note—Charter, Viamedia, Roku and more

News of note

> AT&T and Time Warner’s $85 billion corporate marriage could be closing sooner than the end of the year, according to Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche. FierceBroadcasting story

> Charter will fill more than 275 jobs in Wisconsin, including up to 120 customer retention positions in Milwaukee. Journal Sentinel story

> Spot advertising company Viamedia has named former FreeWheel executive Tom Walsh senior VP of advanced advertising. Press release 

> Roku is attempting to ramp up its hardware business today with a pair of announcements regarding device launches in Europe. FierceOnlineVideo story

> Fox Sports’ roughly $200 million winning bid for the U.S. broadcast rights to the 2018 World Cup doesn’t look quite as sweet now that the U.S. Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the tournament. FierceBroadcasting story