Print Page  Close Window

SEC Filings

S-4/A
RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form S-4/A on 08/06/1998
Entire Document
 
<PAGE>
 
- --------
(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:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                    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%
</TABLE>

 
  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:
 

<TABLE>
<CAPTION>
                                                        CURRENT  PLANNED UPGRADE
                        SYSTEM                           (MHZ)        (MHZ)
                        ------                          -------  ---------------
<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
</TABLE>

- --------
* 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.
 
  THE LOUISIANA SYSTEMS
 
  The Louisiana Systems consist of five cable television systems serving
94,760 basic subscribers as of March 31, 1998, located in southern Louisiana
and western Mississippi: the St. Tammany system, the St. Landry system, the
Lafourche system, the Picayune system and the Pointe Coupee system. As of
March 31, 1998, approximately one-half of the Louisiana Systems' subscribers
were served by the St. Tammany system. The Louisiana Systems are operated from
the Regional Office located in Thibodaux, Louisiana which provides certain
support services for the Systems. The Systems' regional management has 15
years average experience in the cable television industry.
 
  The St. Tammany System. The St. Tammany system comprises one consolidated
headend, and serves the communities of Slidell, Mandeville and St. Tammany,
the towns of Pearl River, Abita Springs and Madisonville and the City of
Covington. St. Tammany is a suburb located approximately 40 miles northeast of
New Orleans. Recognized as Louisiana's fastest growing parish since 1995.
 
  The Lafourche System. The Lafourche system comprises two headends, one of
which is a consolidated headend, and serves the communities of Lafourche,
Assumption and St. James. Lafourche is located in southeast Louisiana along
the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 60 miles from New Orleans. Commercial
fishing and the oil
 
                                      48