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RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form S-4 on 06/12/1998
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THE SYSTEMS
 
  Overview. The following table illustrates certain subscriber and operating
statistics for the Systems as of March 31, 1998. The Systems are divided into
two geographical regions, southern Louisiana and western Mississippi (the
Louisiana Systems) and western Tennessee (the Tennessee System):
 

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                                                                                                     AVERAGE
                                                                           PREMIUM                   MONTHLY
                                     TOTAL                                 SERVICE                   REVENUE
                            HOMES    PLANT      BASIC           BASIC       UNITS      PREMIUM      PER BASIC
         SYSTEM           PASSED (1) MILES SUBSCRIBERS (2) PENETRATION (3)   (4)   PENETRATION (5) SUBSCRIBER
         ------           ---------- ----- --------------- --------------- ------- --------------- -----------
<S>                       <C>        <C>   <C>             <C>             <C>     <C>             <C>
Louisiana Systems:
 St. Tammany System.....    62,611   1,341      42,956          68.6%      25,259       58.8%
 Lafourche System.......    28,518     560      22,418          78.6       12,244       54.6%
 St. Landry System......    26,434     529      19,367          73.3        7,153       36.9%
 Picayune System........     6,943     224       5,590          80.5        2,690       48.1%
 Pointe Coupee System...     6,250     162       4,429          70.9        1,901       42.9%
                           -------   -----     -------          ----       ------
 Total..................   130,756   2,816      94,760          72.5       49,247       52.0%        $37.84
                           -------   -----     -------                     ------
Tennessee System........    48,646     914      32,431          66.7       11,806       36.4%         33.44
                           -------   -----     -------                     ------       ----
Total Systems...........   179,402   3,730     127,191          70.9       61,053       48.0%         36.71
                           =======   =====     =======                     ======
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(1) Homes passed refers to estimates of the number of dwelling units and
    commercial establishments in a particular community that can be connected
    to the distribution system without any further extension of principal
    transmission lines. Such estimates are based upon a variety of sources,
    including billing records, house counts, city directories and other local
    sources.
(2) The number of basic subscribers has been computed by adding the actual
    number of subscribers for all non-bulk accounts and the equivalent
    subscribers for all bulk accounts. The number of such equivalent
    subscribers has been calculated by dividing aggregate basic service
    revenue for bulk accounts by the full basic service rate for the community
    in which the accounts are located. Bulk accounts consist of commercial
    establishments and multiple dwelling units.
(3) Basic penetration represents the number of basic subscribers as a
    percentage of the total number of homes passed in the system.
(4) Premium service units represent the number of subscriptions to premium
    channels offered for a monthly fee per channel.
(5) Premium penetration represents the number of premium service units as a
    percentage of the total number of basic subscribers.
 
  The following table sets forth certain information regarding the analog
channel capacities of the Systems as of December 31, 1997:
 

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                                    330 MHZ     450 MHZ     550 MHZ
                                  40 CHANNELS 62 CHANNELS 78 CHANNELS  TOTAL
                                  ----------- ----------- ----------- -------
<S>                               <C>         <C>         <C>         <C>
Number of headends...............        1           9           4         14
Subscribers as of December 31,
 1997............................    1,702      83,906      40,950    126,558
% of total subscribers...........      1.3%       66.3%       32.4%     100.0%
Miles of plant...................       60       2,226       1,444      3,730
% of total plant.................      1.6%       59.7%       38.7%     100.0%
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  The Company will continue to deploy fiber optic technology and to upgrade
the Systems to a minimum of 550 MHz and to 750 MHz where system
characteristics warrant. The deployment of fiber optic technology will allow
the Company to complete future upgrades to the Systems in a cost-effective
manner. The Company also plans to use fiber optic technology to interconnect
headends and to create fiber optic backbones to reduce amplifier cascades,
thereby gaining operational efficiencies and improved picture quality and
system reliability.
 
  The Company plans to upgrade the Systems according to the following table:
 

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                                                        CURRENT  PLANNED UPGRADE
                        SYSTEM                           (MHZ)        (MHZ)
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<S>                                                     <C>      <C>
Jackson, TN............................................ 330/450          750
Picayune, MS...........................................     550          550
St. Tammany, LA........................................ 450/550*     550/750
Lafourche, LA.......................................... 450/550*     550/750
St. Landry, LA.........................................     450          750
Pointe Coupee, LA......................................     550          550
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* Some sections of these systems are currently 450 or 330 MHz and the rest
  were recently upgraded to 550 MHz. The Company plans to upgrade the 450 MHz
  and 330 MHz sections to 750 MHz.
 
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