AWS Elemental MediaLive Pricing

AWS Elemental MediaLive offers pay-as-you go pricing across the following dimensions: Inputs, Outputs, Add-On Functionality, Idle Resources, and Data Transfer. Inputs (including both primary and secondary ingest) and outputs (including each individual encode within your output groups) for every channel are billed at their corresponding rates (see regional rates below) for as long as the channel is running, regardless of receiving or producing content. Since each live channel has one input and one or more outputs, you simply add the prices of each input and output to arrive at the total cost for running your live channel. There is an additional charge for running channels with advanced audio features enabled (one charge per channel). Stopped channels are considered idle resources and will generate a small usage charge unless they are deleted.

AWS Elemental MediaLive provides two pricing models: On-Demand and Reserved.

  • On-Demand pricing: You pay a hourly rate for running inputs, outputs, and add-on features. The duration of each running resource will be rounded up to the nearest minute, above a 10-minute minimum. No long-term commitments or upfront payments are needed. You can increase or decrease your usage depending on the needs of your channels and only pay the specified hourly rates for the inputs, outputs and features you use.
  • Reserved pricing: Inputs, outputs, and add-on features are available with a 12 month commitment, and provide up to 75% discount compared to On-Demand pricing. This rate is charged for every hour in the month, for each month of your commitment period. For long-running or 24x7 channels, reserving AWS Elemental MediaLive resources can yield significant savings. See documentation pages for more information.

Resolutions are defined as
SD is less than 720 vertical resolution.
HD is greater than or equal to 720 vertical resolution, but less than or equal to 1080 vertical resolution.
UHD is greater than 1080, up to and including 2160 vertical resolution.

Input pricing

The price for each input to your live channel is determined by a combination of codec, bitrate, and resolution of the input stream.

  • US East (N. Virginia)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0600  $0.0137  $0.1200  $0.0288  $0.2340  $0.0575 
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0720  $0.0178  $0.1440  $0.0356  $0.2940  $0.0712 
    SD >20mbps $0.0900  $0.0219  $0.1740  $0.0425  $0.3540  $0.0863 
    HD <10mbps $0.1200  $0.0288  $0.2340  $0.0575  $0.4680  $0.1151 
    HD 10-20mbps $0.1440  $0.0356  $0.2940  $0.0712  $0.5880  $0.1438 
    HD >20mbps $0.1740  $0.0425  $0.3540  $0.0863  $0.7020  $0.1726 
    UHD <10mbps $0.7020  $0.1726  $1.4100  $0.3452  $2.8200  $0.6904 
    UHD 10-20mbps $0.8820  $0.2151  $1.7580  $0.4315  $3.5220  $0.8630 
    UHD >20mbps $1.0560  $0.2589  $2.1120  $0.5178  $4.2240  $1.0356 
  • US West (Oregon)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0600  $0.0137  $0.1200  $0.0288  $0.2340  $0.0575 
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0720  $0.0178  $0.1440  $0.0356  $0.2940  $0.0712 
    SD >20mbps $0.0900  $0.0219  $0.1740  $0.0425  $0.3540  $0.0863 
    HD <10mbps $0.1200  $0.0288  $0.2340  $0.0575  $0.4680  $0.1151 
    HD 10-20mbps $0.1440  $0.0356  $0.2940  $0.0712  $0.5880  $0.1438 
    HD >20mbps $0.1740  $0.0425  $0.3540  $0.0863  $0.7020  $0.1726 
    UHD <10mbps $0.7020  $0.1726  $1.4100  $0.3452  $2.8200  $0.6904 
    UHD 10-20mbps $0.8820  $0.2151  $1.7580  $0.4315  $3.5220  $0.8630 
    UHD >20mbps $1.0560  $0.2589  $2.1120  $0.5178  $4.2240  $1.0356 
  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.1080  $0.0245  $0.2100  $0.0515  $0.4200  $0.1031 
    SD 10-20mbps $0.1320  $0.0319  $0.2640  $0.0638  $0.5280  $0.1276 
    SD >20mbps $0.1560  $0.0393  $0.3180  $0.0761  $0.6300  $0.1546 
    HD <10mbps $0.2100  $0.0515  $0.4200  $0.1031  $0.8400  $0.2062 
    HD 10-20mbps $0.2640  $0.0638  $0.5280  $0.1276  $1.0500  $0.2577 
    HD >20mbps $0.3180  $0.0761  $0.6300  $0.1546  $1.2600  $0.3093 
    UHD <10mbps $1.2600  $0.3093  $2.5260  $0.6186  $5.0460  $1.2371 
    UHD 10-20mbps $1.5780  $0.3854  $3.1560  $0.7732  $6.3120  $1.5464 
    UHD >20mbps $1.8960  $0.4639  $3.7860  $0.9278  $7.5720  $1.8557 
  • Asia Pacific (Seoul)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0780  $0.0181  $0.1560  $0.0381  $0.3120  $0.0762 
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0960  $0.0236  $0.1920  $0.0471  $0.3900  $0.0943 
    SD >20mbps $0.1140  $0.0290  $0.2340  $0.0562  $0.4680  $0.1142 
    HD <10mbps $0.1560  $0.0381  $0.3120  $0.0762  $0.6240  $0.1523 
    HD 10-20mbps $0.1920  $0.0471  $0.3900  $0.0943  $0.7800  $0.1904 
    HD >20mbps $0.2340  $0.0562  $0.4680  $0.1142  $0.9300  $0.2285 
    UHD <10mbps $0.9300  $0.2285  $1.8660  $0.4570  $3.7320  $0.9139 
    UHD 10-20mbps $1.1640  $0.2847  $2.3340  $0.5712  $4.6620  $1.1424 
    UHD >20mbps $1.3980  $0.3427  $2.7960  $0.6854  $5.5920  $1.3709 
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.1140  $0.0263  $0.2280  $0.0552  $0.4500  $0.1104 
    SD 10-20mbps $0.1380  $0.0342  $0.2820  $0.0683  $0.5640  $0.1367 
    SD >20mbps $0.1680  $0.0421  $0.3360  $0.0815  $0.6780  $0.1656 
    HD <10mbps $0.2280  $0.0552  $0.4500  $0.1104  $0.9000  $0.2208 
    HD 10-20mbps $0.2820  $0.0683  $0.5640  $0.1367  $1.1280  $0.2760 
    HD >20mbps $0.3360  $0.0815  $0.6780  $0.1656  $1.3500  $0.3312 
    UHD <10mbps $1.3500  $0.3312  $2.7000  $0.6623  $5.4060  $1.3246 
    UHD 10-20mbps $1.6920  $0.4126  $3.3780  $0.8279  $6.7560  $1.6558 
    UHD >20mbps $2.0280  $0.4967  $4.0560  $0.9935  $8.1060  $1.9869 
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0960  $0.0227  $0.1920  $0.0476  $0.3900  $0.0953 
    SD 10-20mbps $0.1200  $0.0295  $0.2460  $0.0590  $0.4860  $0.1180 
    SD >20mbps $0.1440  $0.0363  $0.2940  $0.0703  $0.5820  $0.1429 
    HD <10mbps $0.1920  $0.0476  $0.3900  $0.0953  $0.7800  $0.1906 
    HD 10-20mbps $0.2460  $0.0590  $0.4860  $0.1180  $0.9720  $0.2382 
    HD >20mbps $0.2940  $0.0703  $0.5820  $0.1429  $1.1640  $0.2859 
    UHD <10mbps $1.1640  $0.2859  $2.3340  $0.5718  $4.6680  $1.1435 
    UHD 10-20mbps $1.4580  $0.3562  $2.9160  $0.7147  $5.8320  $1.4294 
    UHD >20mbps $1.7520  $0.4288  $3.4980  $0.8577  $7.0020  $1.7153 
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.1020  $0.0241  $0.2040  $0.0507  $0.4140  $0.1014 
    SD 10-20mbps $0.1320  $0.0314  $0.2580  $0.0628  $0.5160  $0.1255 
    SD >20mbps $0.1560  $0.0386  $0.3120  $0.0748  $0.6180  $0.1521 
    HD <10mbps $0.2040  $0.0507  $0.4140  $0.1014  $0.8280  $0.2027 
    HD 10-20mbps $0.2580  $0.0628  $0.5160  $0.1255  $1.0320  $0.2534 
    HD >20mbps $0.3120  $0.0748  $0.6180  $0.1521  $1.2420  $0.3041 
    UHD <10mbps $1.2420  $0.3041  $2.4840  $0.6082  $4.9620  $1.2165 
    UHD 10-20mbps $1.5540  $0.3789  $3.1020  $0.7603  $6.2040  $1.5206 
    UHD >20mbps $1.8600  $0.4562  $3.7260  $0.9124  $7.4460  $1.8247
  • EU (Frankfurt)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0900  $0.0207  $0.1800  $0.0435  $0.3540  $0.0870 
    SD 10-20mbps $0.1080  $0.0269  $0.2220  $0.0538  $0.4440  $0.1077 
    SD >20mbps $0.1320  $0.0331  $0.2640  $0.0642  $0.5340  $0.1304 
    HD <10mbps $0.1800  $0.0435  $0.3540  $0.0870  $0.7080  $0.1739 
    HD 10-20mbps $0.2220  $0.0538  $0.4440  $0.1077  $0.8880  $0.2174 
    HD >20mbps $0.2640  $0.0642  $0.5340  $0.1304  $1.0620  $0.2609 
    UHD <10mbps $1.0620  $0.2609  $2.1300  $0.5218  $4.2600  $1.0436 
    UHD 10-20mbps $1.3320  $0.3251  $2.6640  $0.6522  $5.3220  $1.3045 
    UHD >20mbps $1.5960  $0.3913  $3.1920  $0.7827  $6.3900  $1.5654 
  • EU (Ireland)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0600  $0.0137  $0.1200  $0.0288  $0.2340  $0.0575 
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0720  $0.0178  $0.1440  $0.0356  $0.2940  $0.0712 
    SD >20mbps $0.0900  $0.0219  $0.1740  $0.0425  $0.3540  $0.0863 
    HD <10mbps $0.1200  $0.0288  $0.2340  $0.0575  $0.4680  $0.1151 
    HD 10-20mbps $0.1440  $0.0356  $0.2940  $0.0712  $0.5880  $0.1438 
    HD >20mbps $0.1740  $0.0425  $0.3540  $0.0863  $0.7020  $0.1726 
    UHD <10mbps $0.7020  $0.1726  $1.4100  $0.3452  $2.8200  $0.6904 
    UHD 10-20mbps $0.8820  $0.2151  $1.7580  $0.4315  $3.5220  $0.8630 
    UHD >20mbps $1.0560  $0.2589  $2.1120  $0.5178  $4.2240  $1.0356 
  • South America (São Paulo)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.1560  $0.0366  $0.3120  $0.0769  $0.6300  $0.1538 
    SD 10-20mbps $0.1980  $0.0476  $0.3900  $0.0952  $0.7860  $0.1904 
    SD >20mbps $0.2340  $0.0586  $0.4680  $0.1135  $0.9420  $0.2307 
    HD <10mbps $0.3120  $0.0769  $0.6300  $0.1538  $1.2540  $0.3075 
    HD 10-20mbps $0.3900  $0.0952  $0.7860  $0.1904  $1.5660  $0.3844 
    HD >20mbps $0.4680  $0.1135  $0.9420  $0.2307  $1.8840  $0.4613 
    UHD <10mbps $1.8840  $0.4613  $3.7680  $0.9226  $7.5300  $1.8452 
    UHD 10-20mbps $2.3520  $0.5748  $4.7040  $1.1533  $9.4140  $2.3065 
    UHD >20mbps $2.8260  $0.6920  $5.6460  $1.3839  $11.2980  $2.7678 

Output pricing

The cost for outputs is determined by a combination of codec, bitrate, resolution, and frame rate of the output stream. The total output price is the sum of all outputs generated for the channel. If you are interested in HEVC or UHD encoding please contact us.

  • US East (N. Virginia)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.3540  $0.0863 
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.4380  $0.1082 
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.4380  $0.1082 
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.5520  $0.1342 
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.5280  $0.1288 
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.6600  $0.1616 
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.7020  $0.1726 
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.8820  $0.2151 
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.8820  $0.2151 
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.0980  $0.2699 
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $1.0560  $0.2589 
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.3200  $0.3233 
      Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.1740 $0.0425
  • US West (Oregon)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.3540  $0.0863 
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.4380  $0.1082 
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.4380  $0.1082 
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.5520  $0.1342 
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.5280  $0.1288 
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.6600  $0.1616 
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.7020  $0.1726 
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.8820  $0.2151 
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.8820  $0.2151 
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.0980  $0.2699 
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $1.0560  $0.2589 
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.3200  $0.3233 
      Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.1740 $0.0425
  • Asia Pacific (Mumbai)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.6300  $0.1546 
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.7860  $0.1939 
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.7860  $0.1939 
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.9840  $0.2405 
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.9480  $0.2307 
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.1820  $0.2896 
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $1.2600  $0.3093 
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $1.5780  $0.3854 
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $1.5780  $0.3854 
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.9740  $0.4836 
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $1.8960  $0.4639 
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $2.3640  $0.5793 
      Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.3180  $0.0761 
  • Asia Pacific (Seoul)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.4680  $0.1142 
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.5820  $0.1433 
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.5820  $0.1433 
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.7260  $0.1777 
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.7020  $0.1705 
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.8760  $0.2140 
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.9300  $0.2285 
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $1.1640  $0.2847 
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $1.1640  $0.2847 
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.4580  $0.3572 
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $1.3980  $0.3427 
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.7460  $0.4280 
      Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.2340 $0.0562
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.6780  $0.1656 
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.8460  $0.2076 
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.8460  $0.2076 
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.0560  $0.2576 
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $1.0140  $0.2471 
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.2660  $0.3101 
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $1.3500  $0.3312 
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $1.6920  $0.4126 
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $1.6920  $0.4126 
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $2.1120  $0.5178 
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $2.0280  $0.4967 
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $2.5320  $0.6203 
      Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.3360 $0.0815
  • Asia Pacific (Sydney)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.5820  $0.1429 
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.7320  $0.1792 
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.7320  $0.1792 
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.9120  $0.2224 
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.8760  $0.2133 
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.0920  $0.2677 
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $1.1640  $0.2859 
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $1.4580  $0.3562 
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $1.4580  $0.3562 
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.8240  $0.4470 
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $1.7520  $0.4288 
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $2.1900  $0.5355 
      Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.2940 $0.0703
  • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.6180  $0.1521 
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.7740  $0.1907 
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.7740  $0.1907 
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.9720  $0.2365 
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.9300  $0.2269 
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.1640  $0.2848 
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $1.2420  $0.3041 
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $1.5540  $0.3789 
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $1.5540  $0.3789 
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.9380  $0.4755 
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $1.8600  $0.4562 
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $2.3280  $0.5696 
      Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.3120 $0.0748
  • EU (Frankfurt)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.5340  $0.1304 
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.6660  $0.1636 
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.6660  $0.1636 
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.8340  $0.2029 
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.7980  $0.1946 
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.9960  $0.2443 
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $1.0620  $0.2609 
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $1.3320  $0.3251 
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $1.3320  $0.3251 
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.6620  $0.4079 
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $1.5960  $0.3913 
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.9980  $0.4887 
      Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.2640 $0.0642
  • EU (Ireland)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.3540  $0.0863 
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.4380  $0.1082 
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.4380  $0.1082 
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.5520  $0.1342 
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.5280  $0.1288 
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.6600  $0.1616 
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.7020  $0.1726 
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.8820  $0.2151 
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.8820  $0.2151 
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.0980  $0.2699 
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $1.0560  $0.2589 
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.3200  $0.3233 
      Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.1740 $0.0425
  • South America (São Paulo)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Hour Per Hour
    for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.9420  $0.2307 
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $1.1760  $0.2892 
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $1.1760  $0.2892 
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.4700  $0.3588 
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $1.4100  $0.3441 
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $1.7640  $0.4320 
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $1.8840  $0.4613 
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $2.3520  $0.5748 
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $2.3520  $0.5748 
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $2.9400  $0.7212 
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $2.8260  $0.6920 
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $3.5280  $0.8640 
      Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.4680 $0.1135

Add-On Functionality

These rates are applied at the channel level, rather than by individual input or output. Advanced audio includes Additional Audio Encoders to support outputs for Dolby Digital (AC3), Dolby Digital Plus (EAC3), and Audio Normalization uses technology from DTS to enable monitoring and correction in accordance with the ITU-R BS.1770 standard and logging compliant with the CALM ACT (ATSC A/85).

Add-On Functionality Per Hour Per Hour for 12 Months
Advanced Audio $0.3000 $0.0356
Audio Normalization $0.1200 $0.0575

Pricing example

  • Example 1
  • Example 2
  • Example 1
  • The per hour cost for a live channel with an HD input producing 5 outputs with advanced audio in the US East (N. Virginia) Region:

    Input
    1080p HD, HEVC, 20Mbps = $0.600 per hour

    AVC Outputs
    1080p HD, 5Mbps 30fps = $0.720 per hour
    720p HD, 2Mbps, 30fps, = $0.720 per hour
    576p SD, 1.2Mbps, 30fps, = $0.360 per hour
    432p SD, 0.8Mbps, 30fps = $0.360 per hour
    288p SD, 0.5Mbps, 30fps = $0.360 per hour

    Add-On Functionality
    Advanced audio = $0.300 per hour

    Total
    $0.600 + $0.720 + $0.720 + $0.360 + $0.360 + 0.360 + $0.300 = $3.420 per hour
    Or $0.057 per minute with a minimum charge of $0.570 (10 minutes)

  • Example 2
  • If the inputs and outputs that make up a live channel are running for more than 25% of the time each month (180 or more hours) over a 12-month period, reserving those inputs and outputs with a 12-month commitment and the lower hourly rate for the month will be more cost effective. For example, reserved pricing is the best option when broadcasting 24x7 linear channels.

    The monthly cost for a channel with the same configuration as Example 1, with a 12 month commitment:

    Input
    1080p HD, HEVC, 20Mbps = $0.1458 per hour (~$105 per 30 day month)

    AVC Outputs
    1080p HD, 5Mbps 30fps = $0.1750 per hour ($126 per 30 day month)
    720p HD, 2Mbps, 30fps = $0.1750 per hour ($126 per 30 day month)
    576p SD, 1.2Mbps, 30fps = $0.0875 per hour ($63 per 30 day month)
    432p SD, 0.8Mbps, 30fps = $0.0875 per hour ($63 per 30 day month)
    288p SD, 0.5Mbps, 30fps = $0.0875 per hour ($63 per 30 day month)

    Add-On Functionality
    Advanced audio = $0.0361 (~$26 per 30 day month)

    Total
    ($0.1458 + $0.1750 + $0.1750 + $0.0875 + $0.0875 + $0.0875 + $0.0361) * 720 = $571.97 for a 30 day month

    Compare this to $2,462.40, the cost for running the same configuration for one month using On-Demand pricing.

    Let's take a look at an example in a bit more detail:

    • When reserving a set of inputs, outputs, and add-on funtionality, the reserved hourly cost is applied for all the hours in the month. If you have two sets of reservations (Set A and Set B) and only a single live channel running (Channel 1) which is using the reserved inputs, outputs, and add-on funtionality (Set A), you will still pay for both reserved sets (Set A and Set B).
    • When a second live channel (Channel 2) using the same configuration is started, there is no additional cost, as this channel falls within the second reservation (Set B).
    • If a third live channel (Channel 3) is started with the same configuration, this channel would be charged using the On-Demand hourly rate, as you have used your two reserved sets for the first two channels.
    • If the second live channel (Channel 2) is stopped, On-Demand hourly charges would stop, and the third live channel (Channel 3) would start using the second set of reserved inputs and outputs (Set B).

Idle Resources

AWS Elemental MediaLive charges for each input and channel when these resources are not in use:
 
• $0.01 per hour on a pro rata basis for each input not associated with a running channel
• $0.01 per hour on a pro rata basis for each channel not in a running state

Data Transfer

You may incur additional charges when you serve content outside of AWS. If the content output is delivered to a destination over the internet or via a CDN other than Amazon CloudFront, then internet data transfer charges apply.

Data Transfer OUT from AWS Elemental MediaLive 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 Contact Us
US West (Oregon) $0.000 per GB $0.090 per GB $0.085 per GB $0.070 per GB $0.050 per GB Contact Us
Asia Pacific (Seoul) $0.000 per GB $0.126 per GB $0.122 per GB $0.117 per GB $0.108 per GB Contact Us
Asia Pacific (Singapore) $0.000 per GB $0.120 per GB $0.085 per GB $0.082 per GB $0.080 per GB Contact Us
Asia Pacific (Sydney) $0.000 per GB $0.114 per GB $0.098 per GB $0.094 per GB $0.092 per GB Contact Us
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $0.000 per GB $0.114 per GB $0.089 per GB $0.086 per GB $0.084 per GB Contact Us
EU (Frankfurt) $0.000 per GB $0.090 per GB $0.085 per GB $0.070 per GB $0.050 per GB Contact Us
EU (Ireland) $0.000 per GB $0.090 per GB $0.085 per GB $0.070 per GB $0.050 per GB Contact Us
South America (São Paulo) $0.000 per GB $0.250 per GB $0.230 per GB $0.210 per GB $0.190 per GB Contact Us

No additional charges are incurred for AWS Elemental MediaLive channels transferring data to or from AWS Elemental MediaPackage, Amazon S3 or other AWS Services within the same Region (i.e., $0.00 per GB). The pricing below is based on data transferred "in" to or "out" of AWS Elemental MediaLive from a region outside of the one where the channel is running.

AWS Region where AWS Elemental
MediaLive is running
Data Transfer OUT from AWS Elemental
MediaLive to Another AWS Region
Data Transfer IN to AWS Elemental
MediaLive from Another AWS Region
US East (N. Virginia) $0.02 per GB $0.00 per GB
US West (Oregon) $0.02 per GB $0.00 per GB
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) $0.086 per GB $0.00 per GB
Asia Pacific (Seoul) $0.08 per GB $0.00 per GB
Asia Pacific (Singapore) $0.09 per GB $0.00 per GB
Asia Pacific (Sydney) $0.14 per GB $0.00 per GB
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) $0.09 per GB $0.00 per GB
EU (Ireland) $0.02 per GB $0.00 per GB
EU (Frankfurt) $0.02 per GB $0.00 per GB
South America (São Paulo) $0.16 per GB $0.00 per GB
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