Introducing AWS Elemental MediaLive

Posted on: Nov 26, 2017

Today we announced the general availability of AWS Elemental MediaLive, a live video processing service that enables video providers to encode high-quality live video streams for broadcast television and multiscreen devices. It does all the heavy lifting behind the scenes for resource provisioning, service orchestration, scaling, healing, resiliency failover, monitoring, and reporting. With push-button deployment, customers can stand up live channels in minutes with resources that automatically scale up and down based on load and number of channels. To achieve the same result with on-premises solutions requires planning, procurement, installation, provisioning, configuration, setup, testing, and troubleshooting that can take weeks, months, or even years before going into production. The channel-based, pay-as-you-go service simplifies operational complexity, improves cost efficiency, and minimizes financial risk. AWS Elemental MediaLive enables customers to build flexible 24x7 live video workflows or deliver event-based live streams with full control over encoding parameters using a best-of-breed service with support for standard video players and CDNs.

This service functions independently or as part of AWS Media Services, a family of services that form the foundation of cloud-based video workflows and offer customers the capabilities they need to create, package, and deliver video.

AWS Elemental MediaLive is available in the US East (Virginia), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Singapore), and EU (Ireland) regions. To learn more, please visit