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10-K405
RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form 10-K405 on 03/31/1999
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           PICAYUNE MS, LAFOURCHE LA, ST. TAMMANY LA, ST. LANDRY LA,
           POINTE COUPEE LA, AND JACKSON TN CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS
                         (Included in TWI Cable Inc.)
 
              NOTES TO COMBINED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS--(Continued)
 
 
 Programming
 
   Included in the Combined Systems' 1996 and 1997 operating expenses are
charges for programming and promotional services provided by Home Box Office,
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and other affiliates of Time Warner. These
charges are based on customary rates and are in the ordinary course of
business. For the year ended December 31, 1996 and 1997, these charges totaled
$3,260,000 and $3,458,000, respectively. Accrued related party expenses for
these programming and promotional services included in accrued programming
expenses approximated $327,000 and $291,000 for the years ended December 31,
1996 and 1997, respectively. There were no such programming and promotional
service related party transactions in 1995.
 
 Management Fees
 
   TWI Cable entered into a management service arrangement with Time Warner
Cable ("TWC"), pursuant to which TWC is responsible for the management and
operation of TWI Cable, which includes the Combined Systems. The management
fees paid to TWC by TWI Cable are based on an allocation of the corporate
expenses of TWC's cable division in proportion to the respective number of
subscribers of all cable systems managed by TWC's cable division. The
allocation of the TWI Cable management fee to the Combined Systems
approximated $1,432,000 and $1,715,000 for the years ended December 31, 1996
and 1997, respectively.
 
   Other divisional expenses allocated to the Combined Systems approximated
$1,301,000 and $1,067,000 for the years ended December 31, 1996 and 1997,
respectively.
 
4. Interest Expense
 
   Prior to the CVI Merger, the Jackson, Tennessee system was included in
Cablevision Industries Limited Partnership and Combined Entities ("CILP"). The
Jackson system was charged interest expense in connection with CILP's (a)
senior and subordinated bank credit agreements; and (b) senior unsecured
subordinated Series A and Series B notes payable to CVI. The remaining five
systems comprising the Combined Systems were included in Cablevision
Industries of the Southeast, Inc. and Combined Entities ("CIOS"). These
systems were charged interest expense in connection with CIOS's (a) bank
revolving credit agreement; and (b) junior and senior subordinated debt to
CVI.
 
5. Income Taxes
 
   Effective January 4, 1996, the Combined Systems are included in the
consolidated federal income tax return of Time Warner. Prior to January 4,
1996, the Combined Systems were included in the consolidated federal income
tax return of CVI. The provision (benefit) for income taxes has been
calculated on a separate company basis. The components of the provision
(benefit) for income taxes are as follows:
 

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                                                       Year ended December 31,
                                                       ------------------------
                                                          1995     1996   1997
                                                       ---------- ------ ------
                                                          (in
                                                       thousands)
      <S>                                              <C>        <C>    <C>
      Federal:
        Current.......................................  $   --    $  --  $  --
        Deferred......................................   (2,881)   1,213  1,826
      State:
        Current.......................................      --       --     --
        Deferred......................................     (686)     289    436
                                                        -------   ------ ------
      Net provision (benefit) for income taxes........  $(3,567)  $1,502 $2,262
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