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Annexed hereto as Exhibit A is a joint press release of The News 
Corporation Limited ("News Corporation") and The DIRECTV Group, Inc. 
("DIRECTV") dated October 11, 2004 relating to the reorganization 
and consolidation by News Corporation and DIRECTV of satellite TV 
platforms in Latin America.

Such announcement was released to the Australian Stock Exchange 
and in New York. 



	Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 
	1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on 
	its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Date:	October 14, 2004			By:	/s/ Arthur M. Siskind			
      							Arthur M. Siskind

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A. 	Press Release of The News Corporation Limited 
     	and DIRECTV dated October 11, 2004.			6


Contacts:	Bob Marsocci			Andrew Butcher
		The DIRECTV Group		News Corporation
		(310) 726-4656			(212) 852-7070

		Investor Relations
      		The DIRECTV Group
      		(310) 964-0808

DIRECTV Group and News Corporation Announce Reorganization and 
Consolidation of Satellite TV Platforms in Latin America 

       EL SEGUNDO, CA, and NEW YORK, NY, October 11, 2004: The DIRECTV 
Group, Inc. and News Corporation today announced a series of transactions 
with Grupo Televisa, Globopar and Liberty Media that will result in the 
reorganization of the companies' direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV 
platforms in Latin America. Highlights of the transactions include:

* Sky Brasil and DIRECTV Brasil will merge, and DIRECTV Brasil customers 
will migrate to Sky Brasil. The DIRECTV Group will acquire the interests 
of News Corp. and Liberty Media in Sky Brasil.
* DIRECTV affiliate Galaxy Mexico will close its operations and sell 
its subscriber list to Sky Mexico. DIRECTV customers in Mexico will 
be offered the opportunity to migrate to Sky Mexico. The DIRECTV Group 
will acquire the interest of News Corp and jointly with Televisa, the 
interest of Liberty Media in Sky Mexico.
* The DIRECTV Group will acquire the interests of Globo, Televisa, News 
Corp. and Liberty Media in Sky Multi-Country Partners, which has DTH 
platforms in Colombia and Chile. Sky customers in Colombia and Chile 
will migrate to DIRECTV.
The transactions are designed to ensure the long-term success of DIRECTV 
Latin America, which is 86 percent owned by The DIRECTV Group, and Sky 
Latin America by consolidating the two DTH platforms into a single 
platform in each of the major territories served in the region. In 
aggregate, The DIRECTV Group is paying $579 million in cash for the 
equity stakes in the Sky platforms.
	DIRECTV, News Corp. and Globo have entered into an agreement 
to merge DIRECTV Brasil and Sky Brasil, the Brazilian DTH provider 
that is owned by Globo, News Corp. and Liberty Media. The merger is 
subject to regulatory approval from the Brazilian government. Upon 
receipt of the necessary government approval and close of the transaction, 
DIRECTV customers will migrate to the Sky Brasil platform. In addition, 
DIRECTV will be issued shares representing 30 percent of the equity in 
the new merged entity. DIRECTV will acquire News Corp.'s and Liberty 
Media's equity stake in Sky Brasil and will own approximately 72 percent 
of the Company, while Globo will own the remaining 28 percent of Sky 
Brasil upon approval of the merger. DIRECTV will also have principal 
management of Sky Brasil. Globo will continue in its role as the lead 
supplier of Brazilian programming to the platform. As of June 30, 2004, 
there were approximately 423,000 DIRECTV customers in Brazil. Sky Brasil 
had approximately 806,000 customers. 
       DIRECTV will close the operations of Galaxy Mexico, its Mexican 
affiliate, and Galaxy Mexico has sold its subscriber list to Sky Mexico 
in exchange for a note, which is subject to adjustment and is payable 
in approximately 18 months. This acquisition has been filed with the 
Mexican government. Sky Mexico will offer to DIRECTV subscribers the 
opportunity to move to the Sky Mexico platform. In order to ensure that 
DIRECTV customers in Mexico continue to receive uninterrupted service 
while they evaluate the Sky offer, Galaxy Mexico will maintain its service 
for a minimum of nine months. Shortly after the end of the nine months, 
Galaxy Mexico will surrender its DTH license and cease operations. 
Approximately six months after the completion of the migration period, 
DIRECTV will surrender the note for 15 percent of the equity in Sky 
Mexico and acquire the balance of News Corp.'s equity stake in Sky Mexico 
for cash. At that time, DIRECTV and Televisa will also acquire Liberty 
Media's interest in Sky Mexico, also for cash. Upon completion of these 
transactions, Televisa and DIRECTV will own approximately 57 percent and 
43 percent of Sky Mexico respectively. As of June 30, 2004, there were 
approximately 266,000 DIRECTV subscribers in Mexico and approximately 
940,000 Sky Mexico subscribers.
       Other Latin America Territories
       Following the acquisition by DIRECTV of News Corp.'s, Globo's, 
Televisa's and Liberty Media's interests in Sky Multi-Country Partners, 
Sky Multi-Country's businesses will merge with DIRECTV in Chile and 
Colombia. Upon completion of the acquisition, DIRECTV will own 100 
percent of Sky Multi-Country and Sky customers in Colombia and Chile 
will migrate to DIRECTV, and DIRECTV will service both countries from 
a single DTH platform. This transaction is subject to regulatory approval 
in Colombia. There are approximately 89,000 Sky subscribers in Chile and 
Colombia.  The DIRECTV Group will operate its DTH platforms in Colombia 
and Chile, as well as in Argentina, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean 
and the rest of Latin America, under the newly-created "PanAmericana" 
platform. Following the acquisition of the Sky Multi-Country business, 
the PanAmericana platform will have approximately 938,000 subscribers.
Analyst/Media Conference Call Information
	The DIRECTV Group will host a conference call today for analysts 
and media concerning today's announcement. The call will begin at 11:00 
am ET. The dial-in number is (913) 981-5522 (pass code is 891075). The 
first half of the call will be dedicated to taking questions from analysts; 
the second half of the call will be dedicated to taking questions from the 
media. A webcast of the conference call will also be available. To access 
the webcast go to www.directv.com and click on Investor Relations. A 
replay is scheduled to run from 1:00 pm PT today through 11:00 pm PT on 
October 15. The replay number is (719) 457-0820 (pass code is 891075).

About News Corp.
       The News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NCP, NCPDP) 
had total assets as of June 30, 2004 of approximately US$52 billion and 
total annual revenues of approximately US$21 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. For more 
information about News Corporation, please visit www.newscorp.com.

About The DIRECTV Group
      The DIRECTV Group, Inc. (NYSE: DTV) is a world-leading
provider of digital multichannel television entertainment,
broadband satellite networks and services. The DIRECTV Group, 
Inc. is 34 percent owned by Fox Entertainment Group, which is 
approximately 82 percent owned by News Corporation Ltd. For 
more information please visit www.directv.com.

Forward looking statements
       This release may contain certain statements that we believe are, or 
may be considered to be, "forward looking statements" within the meaning of 
various provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements can generally be 
identified by use of statements that include phrases such as "believe," 
"expect," "anticipate" or other similar words or phrases. Similarly, 
statements relating to future events also are forward-looking statements. 
All of these forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and 
uncertainties that could cause actual results todiffer materially from 
the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements 
due to various factors, including regulatory approvals, disruption to business 
from the completion of the contemplated transactions, increased competition, 
and changes in regulation. More detailed information on the matters referred 
to in this release, including litigation and other potential factors which 
could affect the rights or obligations of DIRECTV, is contained in the filings 
of The DIRECTV Group, Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.