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