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10-K405
RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form 10-K405 on 03/31/1999
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 The Louisiana Systems
 
   The Louisiana Systems consist of five cable television systems serving
95,781 basic subscribers as of December 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 December 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, and is 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 and gas extraction industries dominate the local economy
in the southern portion of the system's service area, comprising a significant
portion of the manufacturing work force there. In the northern portion of the
system's service area, sugar is a prominent industry, as are other farming
related industries.
 
   The St. Landry System. The St. Landry system comprises four headends and
serves the communities of Jennings, Church Point, Eunice and Opelousas.
Located 61 miles from Baton Rouge, St. Landry's economy is primarily focused
on agriculture.
 
   The Picayune System. The Picayune system comprises one headend and serves
the communities of Picayune and parts of Pearl County. Picayune, 25 miles
northeast of Slidell and 60 miles northeast of New Orleans, is in Pearl
County, Mississippi. The John C. Stennis Space Center is one of the largest
employers in the Picayune area and is the main testing facility for NASA's
large propulsion systems, including the Space Shuttle.
 
   The Pointe Coupee System. The Pointe Coupee system comprises one headend
and serves the community of New Roads and the Village of Morganza. Pointe
Coupee is a suburb of Baton Rouge and is Louisiana's second oldest settlement.
Pointe Coupee's major industry is agriculture.
 
 The Tennessee System
 
   As of December 31, 1998, the Tennessee System served 33,383 basic
subscribers located in Jackson, Tennessee and surrounding counties. The
Tennessee System is managed from the Regional Office located in Thibodaux,
Louisiana. The Tennessee System comprises five headends and serves the
communities of Jackson, Selmer, Bethel Springs, Adamsville, Camden, Alamo,
Bells, Maury City, Newbern, Trimble, Obion, Troy and the counties of Madison,
Crockett, McNairy, Benton, Dyer and Obion. Jackson is the medical, retail,
cultural and geographic center of west Tennessee. As of December 31, 1998,
approximately 22,000 basic subscribers (excluding bulk subscribers), or almost
two-thirds of the Tennessee System's subscribers, were served from a single
headend.
 
The Social Contract
 
   The Social Contract between Time Warner and the FCC, which became effective
on January 1, 1996, resolved certain outstanding cable rate cases involving
Time Warner that arose in connection with regulations promulgated by the FCC
pursuant to the 1992 Cable Act. The Social Contract established parameters
within which Time Warner and subsequent buyers of Time Warner's cable
television systems might determine certain subscriber rates and maintain a
high level of technical capacity in such systems. Among other obligations,
Time Warner agreed to upgrade one-half of its systems to 550 MHz capacity and
the balance to 750MHz capacity
 
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