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RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form S-4 on 06/12/1998
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                                                                   Exhibit 10.17

     Councilman Aubert offered the following resolution, which was seconded by 
Councilman Patin:

                                RESOLUTION 98-3
                           ST. JAMES PARISH COUNCIL


     WHEREAS, by Ordinance No. 96-19, adopted November 20, 1996, the Parish of 
St. James, Louisiana ("Franchising Authority") granted a cable communications 
franchise (the "Franchise") to Cablevision Industries of Louisiana Partnership 
("Franchisee"); and,

     WHEREAS, TWI Cable, Inc., the ultimate parent entity of Franchisee, has 
negotiated an asset purchase agreement (the "Agreement") with Renaissance Media 
Holdings LLC ("Holdings"), pursuant to which Franchisee will transfer to 
Renaissance Media LLC, an affiliate of Holdings ("Renaissance"), substantially 
all of the assets of its cable television system serving the Franchising 
Authority (the "System"), including its rights under the Franchise; and,

     WHEREAS, Franchisees and Renaissance have filed a Form 394 (the "Transfer 
Application"); and,

     WHEREAS, the Franchise requires that Franchising Authority grant its 
consent to an assignment of the Franchise
 by Franchisee, which consent shall not
be unreasonably withheld; and,

     WHEREAS, Franchisee and Renaissance have requested that Franchising 
Authority consent to the assignment and transfer of the Franchise by Franchisee 
to Renaissance; and,

     WHEREAS, Franchising Authority has reviewed the Transfer Application, 
examined the legal, financial, and technical qualifications of Renaissance, 
followed all required procedures to consider and act upon the Transfer 
Application, and considered the comments of all interested parties; and,

     WHEREAS, the Franchise is in full force and effect without default 
thereunder by Franchisee as of the date hereof in accordance with its terms and 
conditions as set forth therein, and Renaissance has agreed to comply with the 
Franchise and applicable law from and after the completion of the transfer; and,

     WHEREAS, Renaissance will need to grant one or more security interests 
and/or liens in or upon the Franchise and the System from time to time on or 
after the closing date of the transfer in order to secure the present and future
indebtedness of Renaissance:

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the St. James Parish Council that:

     1. Franchising Authority acknowledges that it has received a complete 
        Transfer Application.

     2. Franchising Authority does hereby consent to the transfer of the
        Franchise and all of Franchisee's rights, powers, and privileges under
        the Franchise from Franchisee to Renaissance.

     3. The foregoing consent to the transfer and assignment of the Franchise
        shall be effective upon the consummation of the transfer of the assets
        of the System by Franchise to Renaissance, at which time Franchising
        Authority shall automatically release Franchisee and its predecessors
        from all obligations and liabilities under the Franchise that relate to
        periods from and after such date Notice of the date of such consummation
        shall be given to Franchising Authority.

     4. Franchising Authority hereby consents to a transfer of the Franchise of
        control related thereto to any entity controlling, controlled by, or
        under common control with Renaissance.

     5. Renaissance is authorized to pledge, mortgage, transfer in trust and
        otherwise hypothecate the property and assets used or held for use in
        connection with the ownership and operation of the System, including the
        Franchise, and the parties owning or controlling Renaissance are
        authorized to pledge, mortgage, transfer in trust and otherwise
        hypothecate their equity interest in Renaissance as collateral security
        for such loans and financing (or for guarantees of such loans and
        financing) as may be incurred or assumed by Renaissance from time to
        time in connection with the ownership and operation of the System.

     6.    Franchising Authority hereby confirms that, to its knowledge: (a) the
           Franchise is currently in full force and effect and expires on
           January 1, 2009; (b) Franchisee is currently the valid holder and
           authorized grantee of the Franchise; (c) Franchisee is in compliance
           in all material respects with the Franchise; and (d) no event has
           occurred or exists that would constitute a default under the
           Franchise or that would permit Franchising Authority to revoke or
           terminate the Franchise. subject to compliance with the terms of this
           Resolution, all action necessary to approve the transfer of the
           Franchise to Renaissance has been duly and validly taken.

     This resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as 

           YEAS: Elwyn Bocz, Timothy Roussel, Ralph Patin, Jr., Oliver Cooper, 
                 Sr., Elton Aubert, James Brazen, and Eric Poche

           NAYS: None

         ABSENT: None

     And the resolution was declared adopted on this, the 21st day of January, 

                               /s/ Eric J. Poche
                               Council Chairman

                          /s/ Gerard J. Schexnayder

                 Delivered to Parish President: 1/23/98
                                      Approved: 1/26/98

                           [SIGNATURE APPEARS HERE]
                               Parish President

                 Returned to Secretary on 

                 AT      AM/PM

                 Received by

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     I, Gerard J. Schexnayder, Secretary of the Council of the Parish of St. 
James, State of Louisiana, hereby certify, that the foregoing is a true and 
correct copy of a resolution adopted by the St. James Parish Council in regular 
meeting held on the 21st day of January, 1998.

     Signed at Vacherie, Louisiana, this 21st day of January, 1995.

                                        /s/ Gerard J. Schexnayder
                                        Gerard J. Schexnayder