Filed by The News Corporation Limited
                         Pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act of 1933
                                      and Deemed Filed Pursuant to Rule 14a-12
                                     under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                             Subject Companies: Hughes Electronics Corporation
                                                 Commission File No. 000-26035
                                                    General Motors Corporation
                                                 Commission File No. 001-00143

News Corporation
News Release

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

Bruce Churchill to Leave STAR for Executive Role in Hughes Transition Team

NEW YORK, NY, May 29, 2003 - News Corporation today announced that Bruce
Churchill, President and Chief Operating Officer of STAR Group Limited, will
leave STAR to join the team of executives overseeing News Corporation's 34
percent acquisition and future operation of Hughes Electronics. As a member of
the Hughes transition team - and, subsequent to the completion of the
acquisition, in a senior executive capacity - Mr. Churchill will be
responsible for a variety of initiatives, including the creation and
implementation of a long-term business plan for the Company's Latin American

News Corporation's acquisition of the 34 percent stake in Hughes is expected
to be finalized by the close of the current calendar year or the first quarter
of 2004.

Mr. Churchill has served as Chief Operating Officer of STAR, News
Corporation's pan-Asian satellite television service, since May 2000.

Commenting on the announcement, Chase Carey, a Director of News Corporation
and the future President and Chief Executive Officer of Hughes, said: "Bruce
has played an extremely valuable role for News Corporation - not only in his
hands-on capacity in Asia but as an advisor on the Company's pay-television
operations worldwide. Over the past seven years, as he has demonstrated his
business-building expertise across the complex and diverse markets of STAR,
Bruce has proven himself an ideal executive to help us engineer the long-term
growth and success of Hughes. We greatly look forward to his joining the

James Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive of STAR, said: "Bruce has been a
keen and innovative leader of STAR. He has helped to guide virtually every
aspect of our operations as we have grown from a fledgling television service
into one of Asia's largest diversified media companies - and a platform
reaching more than 53 countries in eight languages. His achievements at this
company are indelible, and we are sorry to see him go. However, I have no
doubt that his obvious talents will be as invaluable to Hughes' businesses as
they have been to STAR."

Mr. Churchill commented: "It's been an exciting seven years at STAR. I am
really proud of the business we have built and the team we have running it;
and I know that under James's leadership, STAR will continue to flourish. I am
looking forward to the challenges at Hughes and the opportunity to work in new
markets such as the U.S. and Latin America."

Mr. Churchill has served as President and Chief Operating Officer at STAR for
the past three years. Previously he served as STAR's Deputy Chief Executive
Officer, a position he had held since 1996. Prior to joining STAR, Mr.
Churchill was Senior Vice President of Finance at Fox Television, where he
managed financial, corporate development and administrative functions for the
FOX Broadcasting Company, Fox Television Stations, FX and Twentieth
Television's domestic syndication.

Before he joined Fox, Mr. Churchill served for a year as Senior Vice President
at Paramount Technology Group, following four years as Vice President of
Strategic Planning at Paramount Pictures.

The News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NCP, NCPDP) had total
assets as of March 31, 2003 of approximately US$42 billion and total annual
revenues of approximately US$17 billion. News Corporation is a diversified
international media and entertainment company with operations in seven
industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network
programming; 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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("News Corp."), General Motors Corporation ("GM") and Hughes Electronics
Corporation ("Hughes") will file relevant materials with the Securities and
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