With AWS Elemental MediaConnect, you are charged based on two dimensions: active resources and data transfer. An active resource in MediaConnect is called a flow, defined as a single input connected to one or more outputs. You are billed at an hourly rate for each running flow, plus a per gigabyte charge for data transferred using the flow. No long-term commitments or upfront payments are required, and you can increase or decrease your usage at any time.

Active resources

The pricing below is the cost per hour for each running flow.

 

Per hour

US East (N. Virginia)

$0.1600

US West (N. California)

$0.2265

US West (Oregon)

$0.1600

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

$0.3070

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

$0.2650

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

$0.2819

EU (Frankfurt)

$0.2418

EU (Ireland)

$0.1600

Data transfer

Data transfer charges are incurred when MediaConnect transfers data to or from MediaConnect resources, AWS Elemental MediaLive, or other AWS services. The pricing below is based on data transferred using MediaConnect.

AWS Region where MediaConnect is running

Data transfer IN to MediaConnect from another AWS Region, Availability Zone, or the internet

Data transfer OUT from MediaConnect within the same AWS Region

Data transfer OUT from MediaConnect to another AWS Region

US East (N. Virginia)

$0.00 per GB

$0.01 per GB

$0.02 per GB

US West (N. California)

$0.00 per GB

$0.01 per GB

$0.02 per GB

US West (Oregon)

$0.00 per GB

$0.01 per GB

$0.02 per GB

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

$0.00 per GB

$0.01 per GB

$0.09 per GB

Asia Pacific (Sydney)

$0.00 per GB

$0.01 per GB

$0.14 per GB

Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

$0.00 per GB

$0.01 per GB

$0.09 per GB

EU (Ireland)

$0.00 per GB

$0.01 per GB

$0.02 per GB

EU (Frankfurt)

$0.00 per GB

$0.01 per GB

$0.02 per GB

You incur additional charges when you serve content outside of AWS. If the live video output is delivered to a destination outside of AWS, then internet data transfer charges apply.

Data Transfer OUT from MediaConnect to the internet

 

First 1 GB per month

Up to 10 TB per month

Next 40 TB per month

Next 100 TB per month

Next 350 TB per month

Over 524 TB per month

US East (N. Virginia)

$0.000 per GB

$0.090 per GB

$0.085 per GB

$0.070 per GB

$0.050 per GB

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US West (N. California)

$0.000 per GB

$0.090 per GB

$0.085 per GB

$0.070 per GB

$0.050 per GB

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US West (Oregon)

$0.000 per GB

$0.090 per GB

$0.085 per GB

$0.070 per GB

$0.050 per GB

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Asia Pacific (Singapore)

$0.000 per GB

$0.120 per GB

$0.085 per GB

$0.082 per GB

$0.080 per GB

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Asia Pacific (Sydney)

$0.000 per GB

$0.114 per GB

$0.098 per GB

$0.094 per GB

$0.092 per GB

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Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

$0.000 per GB

$0.114 per GB

$0.089 per GB

$0.086 per GB

$0.084 per GB

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EU (Frankfurt)

$0.000 per GB

$0.090 per GB

$0.085 per GB

$0.070 per GB

$0.050 per GB

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EU (Ireland)

$0.000 per GB

$0.090 per GB

$0.085 per GB

$0.070 per GB

$0.050 per GB

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Pricing examples

  • Example 1
  • Example 2
  • Example 1
  • An event venue sends video encoded at a bitrate of 10 Mbps to MediaConnect in the US East (N. Virginia) Region, for 24 hours, with a single output to another AWS service in the same Region.

    Running cost in US East (N. Virginia) Region
    $0.16 per hour

    Total running cost for 24 hours
    $0.16 * 24 = $3.840

    Data transferred in 24 hours
    10 Mbps / 8 = 1.25 MBps / 1024 = 0.00122 GBbps * 3600 = 4.4 GB per hour * 24 = 105.6 GB

    Total data transfer cost from MediaConnect to another AWS service in US East (N. Virginia) Region
    105.6 GB * $0.01 = $1.056

    Total cost
    $3.840 + $1.056 = $4.896

  • Example 2
  • A broadcaster sends video encoded at a bitrate of 30 Mbps to MediaConnect in the US East (N. Virginia) Region, with a single output to MediaConnect in the US West (Oregon) Region, plus a single output from MediaConnect in the US West (Oregon) out of AWS to the internet, for a 30-day period.

    Running cost in US East (N. Virginia) Region
    $0.16 per hour

    Running cost in US West (Oregon) Region
    $0.16 per hour

    Total running cost
    $0.16 per hour + $0.16 per hour = $0.32 per hour * 24 hours * 30 days = $230.40

    Data transferred in 30 days
    30 Mbps / 8 = 3.75 MBps / 1024 = 0.00366 GBbps * 3600 = 13.184 GB per hour
    13.184 GB per hour * 24 hours * 30 days = 9,492.48 GB (9.27 TB)

    Total data transfer cost from MediaConnect in US East (N. Virginia) Region to MediaConnect in US West (Oregon)
    9,492.48 * $0.02 = $189.850

    Total data transfer cost out from US West (Oregon) to internet (First 1 GB is free)
    9,491.48 * $0.090 per GB = $854.233

    Total cost
    $230.40 + $189.850 + $854.233 = $1,274.483

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