Filed by The News Corporation Limited
                          Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933

                              Subject Companies: Hughes Electronics Corporation
                                                     General Motors Corporation
                                                 Commission File No. 333-105851
                                                 Commission File No. 333-105853

 News Corporation
For Immediate Release                       Contact: Andrew Butcher 212-852-7070

Mitchell Stern To Leave Fox Television Stations And Twentieth Television

Agrees To Head DIRECTV Upon Approval And Completion Of News Corp's 34 Percent
Acquisition Of Hughes Electronics


NEW YORK, NY, November 21, 2003 - News Corporation today announced that Mitchell
Stern will step down from his position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
of Fox Television Stations and Twentieth Television. Mr. Stern has agreed to
become President and Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV after the completion of
News Corp.'s acquisition of 34 percent of Hughes Electronics. The acquisition is
subject to regulatory approvals.

Mr. Stern's offer to head DIRECTV, the United States' leading provider of
digital satellite entertainment services, was made by Chase Carey, President and
Chief Executive designate of Hughes Electronics.

As Chairman and CEO of Fox's 35 owned-and-operated stations and its Twentieth
Television syndication arm, Mr. Stern has reported to News Corp.'s Deputy Chief
Operating Officer, Lachlan Murdoch. Mr. Murdoch will continue to lead Fox
Television Stations and Twentieth Television.

Mr. Carey said: "As head of Fox Television Stations, Mitch has led a large,
diverse business in a highly competitive environment. Under Mitch, the station
group has become the industry leader and I am confident he will lead DIRECTV to
the top of the pay-TV market if and when the acquisition is approved.

"DIRECTV must distinguish itself as the best television experience in the world.
No executive is better qualified than Mitch Stern to fulfill this vision. Mitch
will bring a unique combination of expertise, experience and television savvy
that covers the spectrum of marketing, sales, programming and bottom-line

Mr. Stern said: "It has been a privilege over the past decade to work with the
best broadcasting team in America at Fox and I know the station group and
Twentieth Television will remain industry leaders. I am very excited by this
offer to lead DIRECTV - which is already one of the great success stories in
American television - at a crucial time in the company's history.

"My job from day one will be to marry the best entertainment offerings with the
most advanced and appealing technologies for the more than 12 million DIRECTV
subscribers. Viewers can expect an even better DIRECTV, featuring greater
programming choice, digital video recorders, more high-definition channels, more
interactive services and enhanced customer service.

"DIRECTV has a remarkably talented group of employees who should be proud of
their achievements thus far and excited by the opportunities and challenges

Since 1998, Mr. Stern has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fox
Television Stations, one of the nation's largest broadcast groups, comprising 35
stations in 26 markets covering nearly 45 percent of U.S. television homes. The
group includes duopolies in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington
DC, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Orlando. His role also included oversight
of Twentieth Television, Fox's television production and syndication unit, as
well as sales, marketing, and program scheduling for the Fox O&Os' Regional
Sports Networks.

Mr. Stern had been President and Chief Operating Officer of Fox Television
Stations since January 1993. He was previously promoted to Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer of the Fox stations group in May 1992. He
was promoted in 1990 to Senior Vice President of Fox Television Stations and
Vice President, Station Manager of KTTV.

He joined Fox in July 1986 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Fox
Television Stations and was responsible for all financial areas relating to the
stations and corporate home office.

Before joining Fox, Mr. Stern worked for eight years with the CBS Television
Stations Division. He held several financial management positions, including
Director of Planning and Administration at WCBS-TV, New York, and at WBBM-TV,

Mr. Stern graduated with a Masters of Business Administration from the
University of Chicago and received a bachelor's degree from the University of

The News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NCP, NCPDP) had total
assets as of September 30, 2003 of approximately US$46 billion and total annual
revenues of approximately US$17 billion. News Corporation is a diversified
international media and entertainment company with operations in eight industry
segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct
broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book
publishing; and other. The activities of News Corporation are conducted
principally in the United States, Continental Europe, the United Kingdom,
Australia, Asia and the Pacific Basin.

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In connection with the proposed transactions, on August 21, 2003, General Motors
Corporation ("GM"), Hughes Electronics Corporation ("Hughes") and The News
Corporation Limited ("News Corporation") filed definitive materials with the
Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including a Definitive Proxy
Statement of GM on Schedule 14A, a Registration Statement of Hughes on Form S-4
and a Registration Statement of News Corporation on Form F-4 that contain a
consent solicitation statement of GM, a prospectus of Hughes and a prospectus of
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