AWS Elemental MediaLive Pricing

AWS Elemental MediaLive offers pay-as-you go pricing; you are charged based on the duration of live video processed with the service. Specifically, AWS Elemental MediaLive charges for each input (content sources including both a primary and backup inputs) and output (including each individual output encode that makes your complete adaptive bit rate channel) that make up your live channels. Specific rates are determined by the codec, resolution, and bitrate of your inputs, and the codec, resolution, bitrate, and frame rate you select for each of your outputs. Since each live channel has one input and one or more outputs, you simply add the prices of each input and each output together to arrive at the total cost to run your live channel. There are additional fees if you enable advanced audio features for either your input or output channels.

AWS Elemental MediaLive supports two pricing models either pay-by-the-minute or monthly pricing with an annual commitment. You can choose to pay by-the-minute with no upfront costs or long-term commitments; in this case, AWS Elemental MediaLive will round the duration you run each input and output up to the nearest minute, with a 10-minute minimum. Or, you can save money with our annual option, where you pay a fixed price for each input and output each month for 12 months. Please contact us to convert a channel from per-minute pricing to annual pricing.

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 Minute Per Month for 12 Months Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0010 $10 $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0012 $13 $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52
    SD >20mbps $0.0015 $16 $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63
    HD <10mbps $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42 $0.0078 $84
    HD 10-20mbps $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52 $0.0098 $105
    HD >20mbps $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63 $0.0117 $126
    UHD <10mbps $0.0117 $126 $0.0235 $252 $0.0470 $504
    UHD 10-20mbps $0.0147 $157 $0.0293 $315 $0.0587 $630
    UHD >20mbps $0.0176 $189 $0.0352 $378 $0.0704 $756
  • US West (Oregon)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0010 $10 $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0012 $13 $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52
    SD >20mbps $0.0015 $16 $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63
    HD <10mbps $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42 $0.0078 $84
    HD 10-20mbps $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52 $0.0098 $105
    HD >20mbps $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63 $0.0117 $126
    UHD <10mbps $0.0117 $126 $0.0235 $252 $0.0470 $504
    UHD 10-20mbps $0.0147 $157 $0.0293 $315 $0.0587 $630
    UHD >20mbps $0.0176 $189 $0.0352 $378 $0.0704 $756
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0019 $19 $0.0038 $40 $0.0075 $81
    SD 10 to 20mbps $0.0023 $25 $0.0047 $50 $0.0094 $100
    SD >20mbps $0.0028 $31 $0.0056 $59 $0.0113 $121
    HD <10mbps $0.0038 $40 $0.0075 $81 $0.0150 $161
    HD 10 to 20mbps $0.0047 $50 $0.0094 $100 $0.0188 $201
    HD >20mbps $0.0056 $59 $0.0113 $121 $0.0225 $242
    UHD <10mbps $0.0225 $242 $0.0450 $483 $0.0901 $967
    UHD 10 to 20mbps $0.0282 $301 $0.0563 $604 $0.1126 $1,209
    UHD >20mbps $0.0338 $363 $0.0676 $725 $0.1351 $1,450
  • EU (Ireland)

        MPEG-2 Inputs AVC Inputs HEVC Inputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps $0.0010 $10 $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42
    SD 10-20mbps $0.0012 $13 $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52
    SD >20mbps $0.0015 $16 $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63
    HD <10mbps $0.0020 $21 $0.0039 $42 $0.0078 $84
    HD 10-20mbps $0.0024 $26 $0.0049 $52 $0.0098 $105
    HD >20mbps $0.0029 $31 $0.0059 $63 $0.0117 $126
    UHD <10mbps $0.0117 $126 $0.0235 $252 $0.0470 $504
    UHD 10-20mbps $0.0147 $157 $0.0293 $315 $0.0587 $630
    UHD >20mbps $0.0176 $189 $0.0352 $378 $0.0704 $756

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.
  • US East (N. Virginia)

        AVC Outputs    
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0059 $63
    SD <10mbps 30-60fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps 30-60fps $0.0092 $98
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0088 $94
    SD >20mbps 30-60fps $0.0110 $118
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0117 $126
    HD <10mbps 30-60fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps 30-60fps $0.0183 $197
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0176 $189
    HD >20mbps 30-60fps $0.0220 $236
      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0029 $31
    Add On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42
  • US West (Oregon)

        AVC Outputs    
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0059 $63
    SD <10mbps 30-60fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps 30-60fps $0.0092 $98
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0088 $94
    SD >20mbps 30-60fps $0.0110 $118
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0117 $126
    HD <10mbps 30-60fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps 30-60fps $0.0183 $197
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0176 $189
    HD >20mbps 30-60fps $0.0220 $236
      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0029 $31
    Add On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42
  • Asia Pacific (Singapore)

    AVC Outputs
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0113 $121
    SD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0141 $152
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0141 $152
    SD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0176 $188
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0169 $180
    SD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0211 $226
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0225 $242
    HD <10mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0282 $301
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0282 $301
    HD 10-20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0352 $378
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0338 $363
    HD >20mbps >30 to 60fps $0.0422 $453
      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0056 $59
    Add-On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42
  • EU (Ireland)

        AVC Outputs    
    Resolution Bit Rate Frame Rate Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    SD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0059 $63
    SD <10mbps 30-60fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0073 $79
    SD 10-20mbps 30-60fps $0.0092 $98
    SD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0088 $94
    SD >20mbps 30-60fps $0.0110 $118
    HD <10mbps <=30fps $0.0117 $126
    HD <10mbps 30-60fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps <=30fps $0.0147 $157
    HD 10-20mbps 30-60fps $0.0183 $197
    HD >20mbps <=30fps $0.0176 $189
    HD >20mbps 30-60fps $0.0220 $236
      Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Audio Only $0.0029 $31
    Add On Functionality Per Minute Per Month for 12 Months
    Advanced Audio $0.0050 $26
    Audio Normalization $0.0020 $42

If you are interested in HEVC or UHD encoding please contact us.

Advanced Audio Pricing

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).

Pricing example

The cost for a live channel for an event with a 20Mbps, HEVC, 1080p HD inputs and producing 5 bitrates of 5Mbit/s, 2Mbit/s, 1.2Mbit/s, 800Kbit/s, and 500Kbit/s would be $0.052 per minute or $3.12 per hour in the US East (N. Virginia) Region.
 
Input:
1080p HD, HEVC, 20Mbps = $0.010 per min
 
AVC Outputs:
1080p HD, 5Mbps 30fps = $0.012 per min
720p HD, 2Mbps, 30fps, = $0.012 per min
576p SD, 1.2Mbps, 30fps, = $0.006 per min
432p SD, 0.8Mbps, 30fps = $0.006 per min
288p SD, 0.5Mbps, 30fps = $0.006 per min
 
($0.010 + $0.012 + $0.012 + $0.006 + $0.006 + 0.006 = $0.052)
 
The cost for a 24/7 live linear channel with the same configuration would be $546 per month
 
Input:
1080p HD, HEVC, 20Mbps = $105 per month
 
Outputs:
1080p HD, 5Mbps 30fps = $126 per month
720p HD, 2Mbps, 30fps = $126 per month
576p SD, 1.2Mbps, 30fps = $63 per month
432p SD, 0.8Mbps, 30fps = $63 per month
288p SD, 0.5Mbps, 30fps = $63 per month
 
($105 + $126 + 126 + $63 + $63 + $63 = $546)

Additional Charges

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

 

US West (Oregon)

US East
(N. Virginia)

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

EU
(Ireland)

First 1 GB / month

$0.000 per GB

$0.00 per GB

$0.000 per GB

$0.000 per GB

Up to 10 TB / month

$0.090 per GB

$0.090 per GB

$0.120 per GB

$0.090 per GB

Next 40 TB / month

$0.085 per GB

$0.085 per GB

$0.085 per GB

$0.085 per GB

Next 100 TB / month

$0.070 per GB

$0.070 per GB

$0.082 per GB

$0.070 per GB

Next 350 TB / month

$0.050 per GB

$0.050 per GB

$0.080 per GB

$0.050 per GB

Next 524 TB / month

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Next 4 PB / month

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Greater than 5 PB / month

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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.

Data Transfer IN to AWS Elemental MediaLive from Another AWS Region

US West (Oregon)

US East (N. Virginia)

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

EU (Ireland)

$0.00 per GB

$0.00 per GB

$0.00 per GB

$0.00 per GB

Data Transfer OUT from AWS Elemental MediaLive to Another AWS Region

US West (Oregon)

US East (N. Virginia)

Asia Pacific (Singapore)

EU (Ireland)

$0.02 per GB

$0.02 per GB

$0.09 per GB

$0.02 per GB

Finally, 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
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