Hughes Cautious on DirecTV Growth

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Hughes Electronics Corp. executives told Wall Street analysts Tuesday that
the company has adjusted earlier subscriber growth projections for DirecTV
Inc.

The company now anticipates that it will add 1.5 million to 1.7 million net
new subscribers in the United States during 2001, rather than 2 million.

DirecTV added 340,000 net new subscribers in the first quarter of this year
and 840,000 gross subscribers. The company ended the first quarter of 2001 with
more than 9.8 million customers.

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