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424B3
CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS CAPITAL CORP filed this Form 424B3 on 09/02/1999
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                  RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
      NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS -- (CONTINUED)
 
cash purchase price was approximately $2,700 and was paid out of available
Company funds.
 
4.  DEBT
 
     Media maintained a credit agreement (the "Credit Agreement") with aggregate
commitments under the Credit Agreement totaling $150,000, consisting of a
$40,000 revolver, $60,000 Tranche A Term Loans and $50,000 Tranche B Term Loans.
On April 30, 1999, in connection with the Charter Transaction all amounts
outstanding, including accrued interest and fees, under the Credit Agreement
were paid in full and the Credit Agreement was terminated.
 
     The Charter Transaction resulted in a "change of control" of the Company.
On May 28, 1999, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the indenture
governing the 10% senior discount notes (the "Notes"), the Company made an offer
(the "Purchase Offer") to purchase any and all of the Notes at 101% of their
accreted value, plus accrued and unpaid interest, if any, through June 28, 1999.
The Purchase Offer expired on June 23, 1998, and 48,762 notes ($1,000 face
amount at maturity) were validly tendered. On June 28, 1999, CC LLC made a
capital contribution in the amount of $34,223 enabling the Company to purchase
the Notes.
 
     The indenture governing the Notes limits cash payments by the Company to
the sum of: i) the amount by which consolidated EBITDA (as defined) exceeds 130%
of consolidated interest expense (as defined) determined on a cumulative basis,
ii) capital contributions, and iii) an amount equal to the net reduction in
investments (as defined). To the extent permitted by the indenture excess cash
will be distributed to CC LLC, including repayments of borrowings under Charter
Communications Operating, LLC's ("CCO") credit facility (the "CCO Credit
Agreement").
 
     The Company and all subsidiaries of CCO have guaranteed payment and
performance by CCO of its obligations under the CCO Credit Agreement. In
addition, Group and its wholly owned subsidiaries, and all subsidiaries of CCO
have pledged their ownership interests as collateral to the CCO Credit
Agreement.
 
5.  RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
     In connection with the TWI Acquisition, Media entered into an agreement
with Time Warner, pursuant to which Time Warner would manage the Company's
programming in exchange for providing the Company access to certain Time Warner
programming arrangements (the "Time Warner Agreement"). Management believes that
these programming rates made available through its relationship with Time Warner
are lower than the Company could obtain separately. Such volume rates are not
available after the Charter Transaction.
 
     For the four months ended April 30, 1999, the Company incurred $2,716 for
programming services under this agreement. For the period from April 9, 1998 to
June 30, 1998 the programming services incurred under this agreement were
$1,300. In addition, the Company incurred programming costs of $958 and $1,000
for programming services owned
 
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