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RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form 10-K405 on 03/31/1999
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the distribution system to the customer's television set. An additional
component used in certain systems is the home terminal device, or
converter/descrambler, that expands channel capacity to permit reception of
more than twelve channels of programming on a non-cable ready television set
and permits the operator to control the reception of program offerings by
   The Company's principal physical assets consist of cable television
systems, including signal-receiving, encoding and decoding apparatus,
headends, distribution systems and subscriber house drop equipment for each of
the Systems. The signal receiving apparatus typically includes a tower,
antennas, ancillary electronic equipment and earth stations for reception of
satellite signals. Headends, consisting of associated electronic equipment
necessary for the reception, amplification and modulation of signals,
typically are located near the receiving devices. The Company's distribution
systems consist primarily of coaxial cable, fiber optic cable and related
electronic equipment. As upgrades are completed, the Systems will continue to
incorporate fiber optic cable. Subscriber equipment consists of house drops,
converters/descramblers and, in some cases, traps. The Company owns its
distribution systems, various office fixtures, test equipment and certain
service vehicles. The physical components of the Systems require maintenance
and periodic upgrading to keep pace with technological advances.
   The Company's cables are generally attached to utility poles under pole
rental agreements with local public utilities, although in some areas the
distribution cable is buried in trenches or placed in underground ducts. The
FCC regulates most pole attachment rates under the Federal Pole Attachment
Act, although in certain cases attachment rates are regulated by state law.
   The Company owns or leases 27 parcels of real property for signal reception
sites (antenna towers and headends), microwave complexes and business offices.
The Company believes that its properties, both owned and leased, are in good
condition and are suitable and adequate for the Company's business operations
as presently conducted.

Item 3--Legal Proceedings
   As of the date hereof, the Company is not a party to any material pending
litigation proceedings. The Systems are subject to certain litigation
proceedings incidental to their businesses. Pursuant to the Time Warner Asset
Purchase Agreement, the Company did not assume any liabilities related to
litigation commenced on or prior to the acquisition date, and Time Warner has
agreed to indemnify the Company from and against any such liabilities, subject
to the terms and provisions of the Time Warner Asset Purchase Agreement. The
Company's management believes that the outcome of all pending legal
proceedings will not, individually or in the aggregate, have a material
adverse effect on the Company's business, results of operations or financial

Item 4--Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders
   No matters were submitted to a vote of security holders during the fourth
quarter of the fiscal year covered by this Annual Report on Form 10-K.

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Item 5--Market for Registrant's Common Equity and Related Stockholder Matters
   There is no established trading market for the equity interests in any of
Renaissance Louisiana, Renaissance Tennessee, Renaissance Capital and Group.
   Holdings owns all of the limited liability company membership interests of
Group. Group owns all the limited liability company membership interests of
Renaissance Louisiana and Renaissance Tennessee and all the outstanding
capital stock of Renaissance Capital. Group has not made any distributions to
Holdings since its inception, and Renaissance Louisiana, Renaissance Tennessee
and Renaissance Capital have made no