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RENAISSANCE MEDIA GROUP LLC filed this Form S-4 on 06/12/1998
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                                                                    EXHIBIT 25.1


                                 UNITED STATES
                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                           WASHINGTON,  D. C.  20549

                           -------------------------
                                   FORM  T-1

 STATEMENT OF ELIGIBILITY UNDER THE TRUST INDENTURE ACT OF 1939 OF A CORPORATION
                          DESIGNATED TO ACT AS TRUSTEE
                             =====================

                      CHECK IF AN APPLICATION TO DETERMINE
                      ELIGIBILITY OF A TRUSTEE PURSUANT TO
                           SECTION  305(b)(2) _______
                             =====================

                    UNITED STATES TRUST COMPANY OF NEW YORK
              (Exact name of trustee as specified in its charter)

            New York                                     13-3818954
  (Jurisdiction of incorporation                     (I. R. S. Employer
   if not a U.S. national bank)                      Identification No.)

      114 West 47th Street
       New York, New York                                 10036-1532
     (Address of principal                                (Zip Code)
       executive offices)

                                      None
           (Name, address and telephone number of agent for service)
                            ========================

                       RENAISSANCE MEDIA (LOUISIANA) LLC
                       RENAISSANCE MEDIA (TENNESSEE) LLC
                     RENAISSANCE MEDIA CAPITAL CORPORATION
              (Exact name of obligor as specified in its charter)

           DELAWARE                                       14-1803051
(State or other jurisdiction of                       (I. R. S. Employer
 incorporation or organization)                       Identification No.)

  1 Cablevision Center, Suite 100
         Ferndale, N. York                                   12734
(Address of principal executive offices)                   (Zip Code)


                       10% Senior Discount Notes due 2008
                      (Title of the indenture securities)

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                                     - 2 -

                                    GENERAL

1.   General Information
     -------------------

     Furnish the following information as to the trustee:

     (a) Name and address
 of each examining or supervising authority to which it
is subject.

           Federal Reserve Bank of New York (2nd District), New York, New York
           (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)
           Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Washington, D.C.
           New York State Banking Department, Albany, New York

     (b) Whether it is authorized to exercise corporate trust powers.

           The trustee is authorized to exercise corporate trust powers.

2.   Affiliations with the Obligor
     -----------------------------

     If the obligor is an affiliate of the trustee, describe each such
affiliation.

           None

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15:

     The obligor is currently not in default under any of its outstanding
     securities for which United States Trust Company of New York is Trustee.
     Accordingly, responses to Items 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and
     15 of Form T-1 are not required under General Instruction B.


16.  List of Exhibits
     ----------------

     T-1.1 -- Organization Certificate, as amended, issued by the State of New
              York Banking Department to transact business as a Trust Company,
              is incorporated by reference to Exhibit T-1.1 to Form T-1 filed on
              September 15, 1995 with the Commission pursuant to the Trust
              Indenture Act of 1939, as amended by the Trust Indenture Reform
              Act of 1990 (Registration No. 33-97056).

     T-1.2 -- Included in Exhibit T-1.1.

     T-1.3 -- Included in Exhibit T-1.1.

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                                     - 3 -

16.  List of Exhibits
     ----------------
     (cont'd)

     T-1.4 -- The By-Laws of United States Trust Company of New York, as
              amended, is incorporated by reference to Exhibit T-1.4 to Form T-1
              filed on September 15, 1995 with the Commission pursuant to the
              Trust Indenture Act of 1939, as amended by the Trust Indenture
              Reform Act of 1990 (Registration No. 33-97056).

     T-1.6 -- The consent of the trustee required by Section 321(b) of the Trust
              Indenture Act of 1939, as amended by the Trust Indenture Reform
              Act of 1990.

     T-1.7 -- A copy of the latest report of condition of the trustee pursuant
              to law or the requirements of its supervising or examining
              authority.

NOTE
====

As of June 5, 1998, the trustee had 2,999,020 shares of Common Stock
outstanding, all of which are owned by its parent company, U.S. Trust
Corporation. The term "trustee" in Item 2, refers to each of United States Trust
Company of New York and its parent company, U. S. Trust Corporation.

In answering Item 2 in this statement of eligibility as to matters peculiarly
within the knowledge of the obligor or its directors, the trustee has relied
upon information furnished to it by the obligor and will rely on information to
be furnished by the obligor and the trustee disclaims responsibility for the
accuracy or completeness of such information.

                           -------------------------

Pursuant to the requirements of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the trustee,
United States Trust Company of New York, a corporation organized and existing
under the laws of the State of New York, has duly caused this statement of
eligibility to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly
authorized, all in the City of New York, and State of New York, on the 5th of
June 1998.

UNITED STATES TRUST COMPANY
  OF NEW YORK, Trustee

By: /s/ Gerard F. Ganey
   ------------------------------
   Gerard F. Ganey
   Senior Vice President

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                                                                   Exhibit T-1.6
                                                                   -------------

       The consent of the trustee required by Section 321(b) of the Act.

                    United States Trust Company of New York
                              114 West 47th Street
                              New York, NY  10036


June 5, 1998



Securities and Exchange Commission
450 5th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC  20549

Gentlemen:

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 321(b) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939,
as amended by the Trust Indenture Reform Act of 1990, and subject to the
limitations set forth therein, United States Trust Company of New York ("U.S.
Trust") hereby consents that reports of examinations of U.S. Trust by Federal,
State, Territorial or District authorities may be furnished by such authorities
to the Securities and Exchange Commission upon request therefor.



Very truly yours,


UNITED STATES TRUST COMPANY
  OF NEW YORK


     -------------------------------
By:  /s/ Gerard F. Ganey
     Senior Vice President

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                                                                   EXHIBIT T-1.7

                    UNITED STATES TRUST COMPANY OF NEW YORK
                      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CONDITION
                                 MARCH 31, 1998
                                 --------------
                                ($ IN THOUSANDS)
 
ASSETS
- ------
Cash and Due from Banks                                            $  303,692
                                           
Short-Term Investments                                                325,044
                                           
Securities, Available for Sale                                        650,954
                                           
Loans                                                               1,717,101
Less:  Allowance for Credit Losses                                     16,546
                                                                   ----------
     Net Loans                                                      1,700,555
Premises and Equipment                                                 58,868
Other Assets                                                          120,865
                                                                   ----------
     Total Assets                                                  $3,159,978
                                                                   ==========
                                           
LIABILITIES                                
- -----------                                
Deposits:                                  
     Non-Interest Bearing                                          $  602,769
     Interest Bearing                                               1,955,571
                                                                   ----------
         Total Deposits                                             2,558,340
                                           
Short-Term Credit Facilities                                          293,185
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities                              136,396
                                                                   ----------
     Total Liabilities                                             $2,987,921
                                                                   ==========
                                           
STOCKHOLDER'S EQUITY                       
- --------------------                       
Common Stock                                                           14,995
Capital Surplus                                                        49,541
Retained Earnings                                                     105,214
Unrealized Gains on Securities             
     Available for Sale (Net of Taxes)                                  2,307
                                                                   ----------
                                           
Total Stockholder's Equity                                            172,057
                                                                   ----------
    Total Liabilities and                  
     Stockholder's Equity                                          $3,159,978
                                                                   ==========


I, Richard E. Brinkmann, Senior Vice President & Comptroller of the named bank
do hereby declare that this Statement of Condition has been prepared in
conformance with the instructions issued by the appropriate regulatory authority
and is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Richard E. Brinkmann, SVP & Controller

May 6, 1998