Filed by General Motors Corporation
                                   Subject Company - General Motors Corporation
                                             and Hughes Electronics Corporation
                          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
                                                 Commission File No.: 001-00143

The following is a transcript of a DIRECTV on-air spot that will begin airing
on November 29, 2001:

At DIRECTV our goal is to provide you with an entertainment service that's
always improving. You may have heard about our proposed merger with the parent
company of the Dish Network. This is an opportunity to bring you even more
channels, choice and value. After the merger your service will still be called
DIRECTV. We will even provide new equipment at no cost, if it is needed to
continue receiving your current DIRECTV services. For updates, visit
slash news.

The following text appears on the screen at the end of the on-air spot along
with the DIRECTV logo:

DIRECTV's parent companies, Hughes Electronics and General Motors, as well as
EchoStar, intend to file materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including a proxy or consent solicitation statement/prospectus, which will
contain important information regarding the proposed combination of Hughes and
EchoStar. We urge stockholders to read these documents, which will be available
free at the SEC's website, and from GM. Information regarding the
participants in the solicitation of GM stockholder approval was filed with the
SEC by GM and Hughes on November 16, 2001.