AWS Elemental MediaConnect Documentation

AWS Elemental MediaConnect is a transport service for live video that enables broadcasters and content owners to build live video workflows and securely share live content with partners and customers. MediaConnect helps customers who run 24x7 TV channels or stream live events transport live video streams into, through, and out of the AWS Cloud.

Range of protocols supported

MediaConnect supports a range of protocols for video delivery. Using these protocols, MediaConnect enables a quality-of-service layer over IP network transport, which helps maintain streams through packet recovery, for live video contribution into the AWS Cloud.

Transport uncompressed and visually-lossless video with AWS Cloud Digital Interface (AWS CDI) and JPEG XS

MediaConnect can route video, audio, and metadata streams using AWS CDI to provide uncompressed video to CDI-enabled applications. MediaConnect can also receive and decode JPEG XS for contributing live video to applications in the AWS Cloud, and can encode and send AWS CDI content as JPEG XS for return-feed applications back to on-premises infrastructure. 

Built-in security features

MediaConnect helps you protect your content with features that let you limit access to trusted sources and encrypt your content. MediaConnect is integrated with AWS Secrets Manager. You can configure unique encryption keys for each destination as your video leaves MediaConnect.

Video sharing

Create entitlements in MediaConnect to grant another account access to your content, so you can share your video streams with your customers and partners. Instead of hosting distribution hubs in your data center to share live video, you can now reach customers using the AWS Cloud. You can also revoke access at any time. Accounts that are granted access can create their own video workflows using MediaConnect and other AWS services.

Monitor in real time

Using AWS monitoring services, such as Amazon CloudWatch, MediaConnect helps you monitor network performance metrics and respond accordingly.  

Use independently or with other AWS services

You can choose to use MediaConnect as a standalone service or integrate it with other AWS services such as AWS Elemental MediaLive to prepare, process, and deliver your content. MediaConnect gives you the tools to build your applications in the AWS Cloud.

Additional Information

For additional information about service controls, security features and functionalities, including, as applicable, information about storing, retrieving, modifying, restricting, and deleting data, please see This additional information does not form part of the Documentation for purposes of the AWS Customer Agreement available at, or other agreement between you and AWS governing your use of AWS’s services.