With this deal, Disney will get ownership of 20th Century Fox movie and television studio, cable channels including FX and National Geographic, and Fox's portfolio of global operations, including a fast-growing pay-TV service in India.
The deal became possible when Rupert Murdoch, 87, and his sons chose to slim down their media-entertainment empire, leaving them with the Fox News Channel, the Fox broadcast network and some sports cable operations.
That's bad news for Comcast, which has been trying to outbid Disney for the Fox properties.
The DOJ's court filings included this map of Fox's regional sports networks.
When Comcast made its bid for Fox, Comcast Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts said in a letter to Murdoch and his sons that he is "highly confident" that Comcast will "obtain all necessary regulatory approvals in a timely manner and that our transaction is as or more likely to receive regulatory approval than the Disney transaction".
Murdoch agreed in December to sell much of his media empire to Disney, including TV and film studios, National Geographic, Star India and the company's 30 percent stake in Hulu.
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A Comcast spokesman declined to comment on whether it would come up with a new offer, which it has not done over the past week.
In Disney's case, officials said their concerns about the deal would be alleviated as long as Disney sold the regional sports networks.
This "would eliminate the substantial head-to-head competition that now exists between Disney and Fox and would likely result in higher prices for cable sports programming in each of the [geographic markets]", the DOJ wrote.
The deal does not include Fox News, the Fox broadcast network, television stations, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2.
Fox said the amended agreement was superior to Comcast's proposal, but shareholders still need to vote on the matter and Comcast could still return with a higher offer. That threat prompted AT&T Inc.to buy Time Warner Inc., a deal the government challenged and lost at trial earlier this month.