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.

Discounted pricing

For customers who are willing to make an annual commitment for monthly usage, discounted pricing options are available. Contact Us for discounted pricing options.

Active resources

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

Data transfer

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

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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